More Than 100 Motorists Stopped on First Day of Georgia Hands-Free Law

July 6, 2018

State troopers made over a hundred stops enforcing Georgia’s new hands-free driving law Sunday, the first day the law was in effect.

Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Tracey Watson told WSB-TV the Georgia State Patrol issued 34 citations and 98 warnings across the state.

Under the “Hands-Free Georgia Act,” drivers are not allowed to operate a phone by hand or use any part of their body to support the device. Fines range from $50 to $150.

One motorist was stopped for holding their phone while using GPS and another for texting.

State Trooper Cory Croscutt told the station he hoped the law reduces traffic fatalities at a time when crashes caused by distractions happen daily.

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