NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: A driver uses a phone while behind the wheel of a car on April 30, 2016 in New York City. As accidents involving drivers using phones or other personal devices mount across the country, New York lawmakers have proposed a new test called the Textalyzer to help curb mobile phone usage behind the wheel. Similar to a Breathalyzer test, the Textalyzer would allow police to request phones from drivers involved in accidents and then determine if the phone had been used while the drivers operated their vehicles. The controversial bill is currently in the early committee stage. According to statistics, In 2014 431,000 people were injured and 3,179 were killed in car accidents involving distracted drivers. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Georgia Residents Are Not Going To Like This News
The Governor of Georgia signed the Hands Free Georgia Act yesterday, making it illegal to text or hold your phone while driving.
The new law will go into effect on July 1, 2018.
The law prohibits drivers in Georgia from using their phone while in their vehicle — Unless they are parked.
According to WRDW, drivers could even get a ticket for using their mobile device while stopped at a red light.
Police in Georgia will now be able to pull people over if they are holding a phone or seem distracted by a navigational app on their mobile device.
While many residents won’t be happy with the new law, undoubtedly, it will make the roadways safer.
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