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Georgia Lawmakers Considering Hands-Free Cellphone Bill

House Bill 673 would enact a hands-free driving law for Georgia and stiffen the penalties for distracted driving.

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Georgia lawmakers are eyeing a bill that would enact a hands-free driving law for Georgia and increase the penalties for distracted driving.

House Bill 673 would require drivers to store a cell phone anywhere except their hands. Drivers can mount cell phones on a car’s dashboard or set them on a passenger seat or console. They could still touch the phone, use voice-command or other hands-free technology to operate it. The bill would also penalize drivers with a $150 fine, plus a $300 distracted driving fine.

Approximately 15 states and Washington D.C. have similar hands-free laws, and 13 saw a 16 percent on average decrease in traffic fatalities within two years of passing and enforcing the new laws.

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