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Georgia Cellphone Law in Effect Today


Georgia drivers who cause wreck while yakking on cellphone will face fine of up to $500
Tue Aug 22 2006 21:19:07 ET

Drivers who cause a wreck while yakking on a cellphone will face a fine of up to $500 under a law that took effect Tuesday, the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION reports.

The law, likely the first of its kind in Georgia, sanctions drivers whose "improper" usage of a mobile phone was a "contributing factor" in a collision causing death, injury or damage.

It has the potential to change the way tens of thousands of drivers go about their business, even if they're simply passing through on the interstates and state highways that cross the county line.


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emilygComment by emilyg - August 23, 2006, 12:59 pm
about time!!!!
konaneComment by konane - August 23, 2006, 1:12 pm
Think that may be Dekalb County only but bet other counties will follow. Yes agree about time. I have hands free for mine to answer very seldom calls ... but this law takes that into account also. Use of any cell in the above circumstances will get you fined additionally.
JAP69Comment by JAP69 - August 23, 2006, 5:38 pm
I heard a report that cell phone users while driving is are worse than drunk drivers.
Someone wrecks me while on a cell phone better be ready for one big lawsuit.

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