Police ready to enforce Georgia’s new distracted driving law

By David Wickert | Atlanta Journal-Constitution | June 22, 2018

The state’s new distracted driving law takes effect July 1. On that day, you will no longer be able to hold your phone in your hand while driving in Georgia, except in a few limited circumstances.

Georgia Drivers Might Get Small Grace Period With New Hands-Free Law

By Sam Whitehead | WABE | June 19, 2018

Georgia’s new “hands-free” driving law goes into effect July 1. But drivers who get pulled over for holding an electronic device might not get a ticket immediately. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety says there will be no 90-day grace period for enforcing the law. However, some law enforcement agencies say they will observe a short period where they’ll focus on educating drivers about the new rules.