Georgia bans texting while driving and cracks down on teens on phones

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia drivers soon won't be allowed to text
while driving and teens will be prohibited from using their cell
phones while behind the wheel.

Gov. Sonny Perdue signed two new laws on Friday targeting
dangerous driving habits that have led to fatal wrecks across the
state.

He had hinted that he would veto the bill for adults but said
Friday he agreed to sign it only after lawmakers promised to fix
problems in the legislation next year.

Perdue said he is concerned the current language could lead to more drivers being charged with vehicular homicide and would put too much of a burden on police to enforce.

Under the laws, which take effect July 1, a violation leads to a
$150 fine and one point on the driver's license


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