Georgia Telephones laws & HR compliance analysis

Georgia Telephones: What you need to know

While motorists aged 18 and over are not prohibited from using cell phones while driving, they are responsible for not being distracted when using a phone while driving (GA Code Sec. 40-6-241.1).
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Drivers under the age of 18 may not use cell phones or text while driving.
Motorists using a mobile device may not use headsets or headphones that impair their ability to hear while driving.
Drivers may not use a cellular telephone, text messaging device, personal digital assistant, a stand-alone computer, or any other substantially similar wireless telecommunication device to send or receive a wireless text message, instant message, e-mail, or other communication while operating a motor vehicle (GA Code Sec. 40-6-241). Drivers may send such messages when legally parked.
The provision does not apply to messages sent to report a traffic accident or hazard, medical emergency, crime, fire, or incident jeopardizing the health or safety of the driver.
The fine for violating this provision is $150.

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