Georgia Hands Free Law in effect July 1, 2018
If you drive in Georgia, please be safe and avoid getting tickets and fines by following the new Hands-Free Law.
As of this Sunday, July 1, 2018, it will be illegal for drivers in Georgia to do any of the following while a vehicle is moving or temporarily stopped, such as at a stoplight:
- hold or use any part of the body to support a wireless telecommunication device, including a cell phone or personal computer
- write, send or read text messages, or emails
- watch videos or movies
- record or broadcast video
The law allows drivers to make or receive calls and messages by using earpieces, wireless headphones, smart watches, a speakerphone feature or other hands-free or “voice to text” technology. Use of an in-vehicle navigation or a telephone-enabled global positioning system continues to be permissible.
- House Bill 673: http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20172018/178977.pdf
- Hands-Free Law Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.headsupgeorgia.com/handsfree-law/
- Viral Video from the Atlanta Police Department: https://www.facebook.com/sheldon.herbert/videos/1300998286700148/