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Monday October 14th, 2019 6:45AM

Georgia troopers stop over 100 first day of hands-free law

By The Associated Press

 

ATLANTA (AP) State troopers made over a hundred stops enforcing Georgia's new hands-free driving law Sunday, the first day the law was in effect. 

Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Tracey Watson told WSB-TV the Georgia State Patrol issued 34 citations and 98 warnings across the state. 

Under the ``Hands-Free Georgia Act,'' drivers are not allowed to operate a phone by hand or use any part of their body to support the device. Fines range from $50 to $150. 

One motorist was stopped for holding their phone while using GPS and another for texting. 

State Trooper Cory Croscutt told the station he hoped the law reduces traffic fatalities at a time when crashes caused by distractions happen daily. 

 

 

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