Georgia lawmakers may be taking away the right to use a cell phone while driving.
The bill was introduced by State Representative Bobby Parham of Milledgeville. Supporters of the bill say talking on the phone while driving has caused too many accidents and near misses.
The proposed cell phone ban has been debated before. But, last year, Georgia lawmakers decided "not to" outlaw hand-held phones.
However, opinion polls show that the majority of people in Georgie "want" drivers to have both hands on the wheel. Some local opinions are the same.
The bill would allow the use of the "hands-free devices" used with cell phones. If the bill passes, the ban would become a secondary law affecting hand-held phones.
That means you have to be pulled over for another offense, before you can be cited.
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Source: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/research/wireless/c6.htm(Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association).
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