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Georgia doesn’t have a hand-held ban for all drivers, except for two classes of drivers, novice drivers and school bus drivers. Novice drivers (under the age of 18) are not allowed to use any kind of hand held, hands-free or electronic devices behind the wheel because they lack the maturity, experience and are more likely to be distracted behind the wheel. School bus drivers are subject to the same restrictions while driving a school bus.
Text Messaging Ban in Georgia: Texting while driving is prohibited by all drivers. You can even receive a ticket for texting while at a red light or even if your vehicle is stopped.
In 2015, According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration there was an alarming increase in car accidents due to use of apps while driving. The use of these apps and other distracted driving habits like talking or texting while driving has become as great a danger on the road as drunk driving. Some examples of apps that can result in significant distracted driving habits are:
If you’ve been injured in a car accident caused by the negligent actions of a distracted driver, call the Marietta Personal Injury Attorneys at Yates Law at 404-662-2227 for your free, no obligation initial client consultation.