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. 

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