As you all know by now, it is illegal in Georgia to drive while holding a cellphone. The Hands-Free Law went into effect on July 1, 2018 that made using a handheld cellphone against the law while operating a vehicle in the state, except in a few situations.
You can still talk on the phone while driving in Georgia as long as you use Bluetooth, a headset, or other hands-free device. But, even with hands-free technology, drivers cannot write, read or send text messages, emails, social media content and other internet data while on the road.
Since this texting law went into effect through the end of 2018, the Georgia State Patrol estimates that they issued more than 8,000 citations for violations of the Hands-Free Georgia Act. Continue reading