“I’d much rather our law enforcement community focus on those folks who are moving (in their car) with their phones,” Ginn said during a Senate debate Wednesday.
Safety advocates, police chiefs, insurers and others who opposed the bill say a phone is still a distraction when a vehicle is stopped, and the bill would make Georgia roads more dangerous.
“This is terrible legislation. This is unnecessary legislation. This is dangerous legislation,” said Sen. Randy Robertson, R-Cataula.
The Senate rejected SB 203 by a vote of 35-14.