The tally does not include tickets written by local police, who wrote thousands more. Atlanta police, for example wrote more than 17,000 citations.
As the AJC reported Sunday, traffic fatalities and collision insurance claims have fallen since the new law took effect. Traffic safety experts say that’s evidence the law is working.
But plenty of Georgia motorists are still holding their phones behind the wheel. Experts say it will take a combination of enforcement and education to change driver behavior.
You can our full report on the distracted driving law here.
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