Its become an epidemic of sorts, the use of handheld or blue tooth enabled mobile devices while driving a motor vehicle. Whether in Atlanta Georgia, or any other city across the U.S., you see drivers with phone in hand, not watching the road while they text, check email or chat away, though some of their actions are against the law and punishable by fines in the majority of states. If you are doing something while driving that takes your focus off of the road and the other cars around you, how can you possibly be aware of your speed at the time which increases the risk of receiving a speeding ticket as well? It’s all part of the issue at hand, literally.
This begs the question of why so many teens and adults are willing to risk a fine just to be able to respond or communicate faster, what is it that’s so important that it just can’t wait until you have stopped the car or pulled over? It appears that our behavior while driving is no different than how we operate in the workplace or even at home, our attention spans are becoming shorter along with our patience, due to the proliferation of everything electronic and the frenetic pace that we have all grown used to. Is it going to change any time soon? Probably not and thus we must all become more vigilant of the drivers that choose to focus on their phones rather than the road. We must do a lot more defensive driving when behind the wheel, or even when we are a passenger, observing drivers in cars around ours.
You can review which states have passed laws and what types of cell phone behaviors are legal or illegal by reviewing the table found via this link:
Cellphone and Texting Laws
You have a choice as a driver in Georgia or any other state across the country; drive distracted and endanger others and yourself, or drive safely, the life you save could very well be your own.
Georgia’s Texting and Driving Laws state that:
All drivers under 18 years old are banned entirely from cell phone use while behind the wheel of a car
School bus drivers cannot use a cell phone while loading and unloading passengers, nor while the bus is in motion.
All drivers in the state of Georgia, regardless of age, are banned from texting while behind the wheel of a vehicle.
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