This Sunday, July 1, the Hands-Free Georgia Act, which requires the use of hands-free technology for cell phones and other electronic devices when driving, goes into effect.
Here’s a short list of what’s allowed and not allowed by the law.
- Talking or texting (voice-to-text) with hands-free technology
- Use of a GPS or navigation device
- Use of a smart watch
- Talking on the phone using an earpiece
- Drivers may legally handle their devices to report an accident, medical emergency, fire, crime or hazardous road condition
Not allowed, even at a stop light or sign:
- Holding or using the body to support a phone or other electronic device
- Writing, sending or reading any text-based information, including texts, emails, instant messages or internet data
- Watching a video or movie
- Recording a video
Here’s to safer driving all across Georgia.