Georgia new distracted driving law takes effect July 1. JASON GETZ / JGETZ@AJC.COM
Photo: Jason Getz / AJC/jgetz@ajc.com
Photo: Jason Getz / AJC/jgetz@ajc.com

Georgia's distracted driving law: Got questions? We'll have answers

Beginning July 1, Georgia motorists will have to put down their phones while they’re driving, thanks to the new Hands-Free Georgia Act signed by Gov. Nathan Deal.

The law prohibits motorists from holding their phone while driving. You can still talk and even text while you’re driving – as long as you’re using hands-free technology. 

The law has sparked a lot of questions - like, can I still listen to music on my phone while I drive? We’ll answer them from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday on WSB-Radio.

Mark Arum and Richard Elliot will co-host a discussion of the law with me and with WSB’s “traffic troopers” - Doug Turnbull and Mark McKay. Also on the show will be the legislation’s author, state Rep. John Carson, R-Marietta, and WSB Radio legal analyst Phil Holloway.

The live show also will stream at wsbradio.com, ajc.com and wsbtv.com. To send questions via Twitter, use the hashtag #HandsFreeGA.

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David Wickert
David Wickert
David Wickert writes about transportation issues for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He previously worked for newspapers in Washington state, Illinois...
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