Hands Free law goes into effect this Sunday – what you need to know

Distracted driving has risen to one of the most common problems associated with traffic accidents in the United States and one by one states have opted to enact legislation to help cut down on distractions for drivers. Georgia has now joined the growing number of states that will no longer allow drivers to dial out or hold their phones in their hands while driving.

Begining this Sunday, July 1, the new Georgia Hands Free Law goes into effect. The City of Monroe Police Department has released a new public service video that explains this law and how it will impact you. You are advised to be prepared, come Sunday, to make sure that you are in a position to comply or face consequences. There is no warning period. If you violate the law, you will be cited. The City of Monroe Police Department has prepared the following video to help you understand the law and your responsibility in complying with it.

More information can also be found in a Legalese column by attorney Lori Duff at this link.

For more information about the new law and how it will affect you, you also can visit: https://www.gahighwaysafety.org/highway-saf…/hands-free-law/

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