*Research shows handling a phone and other distractions increase the risk of crashes.
*Georgia’s existing texting ban is unenforceable – officers can’t tell if drivers are dialing (which is legal) or texting. A “hands free” law would be easier to enforce.
*Talking on the phone while driving is a productive use of time, and a “hands free” requirement would turn otherwise law-abiding Georgians into criminals.
*There’s a distinct difference between talking and texting, and the existing texting ban can be better enforced.
*A “hands free” requirement would be unnecessary government overreach. Drivers should take personal responsibility for their behavior.
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