Proposed changes to state laws could one day have drivers putting down their cell phones while they are on the road.
Several Georgia lawmakers are attempting to pass a bill that would ban the use of cell phones while driving. House Bill 31, if enacted, would make it against the law to use a “hand-held mobile telephone” while operating a motor vehicle in Georgia.
However, the changes the approved bill would make to state laws would still allow for the use of hands-free devices while driving. There are already laws against texting while driving.
State Rep. Rahn Mayo, D-Decatur, is the chief sponsor of the legislation; four other representatives have signed on as co-sponsors. According to Biz Journal, this is not the first time Mayo has attempted to get cell phones banned, but he has been unsuccessful in the last two years to get enough votes in the House to move the bill over to the Senate.
A copy of House Bill 31 is attached to this article in PDF form.
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