As The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported last week, Marietta police found a novel way to catch motorists violating Georgia’s distracted driving law, which turns one year old on July 1. They went under cover.
The law prohibits motorists from handling their phones behind the wheel. Marietta police officers disguised as utility workers caught more than 100 drivers violating the law at the intersection of Cobb Parkway and Roswell Road one day last week. Though some police departments cut motorists slack for several months after the law took effect, the Marietta operation is the latest evidence that police are cracking down on violations.
But we want to know: Now that the law is nearly a year old, has it changed your behavior behind the wheel? Have you gone hands free? Do you still fiddle with your phone? Do you see drivers flouting the law?
If you’re willing to be quoted in an upcoming AJC article, we’d love to hear from you. Contact reporter David Wickert at email@example.com.
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