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House Bill 163 Aims to Require Drivers to Go Hands-Free with Phones

House Bill 163 Aims to Require Drivers to Go Hands-Free with Phones

Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 22-Feb-2017

Texting while driving and other bad behaviors have resulted in a substantial spike in auto accident fatalities in Georgia and throughout the country over the past two years. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, motor vehicle deaths in the state have increased by a third within that time frame.

In order to address the issue, House Bill 163 aims to require the hands-free use of electronic devices while operating a vehicle. On Tuesday – February 21, 2017 – the bill cleared a subcommittee of the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee. Its sponsor, Georgia Rep. Better Price (R-Roswell), stated to the committee that distracted driving is a serious epidemic throughout the nation.

“We are talkers and texters in this country, and it’s getting us into some large trouble,” Price told the committee.

The bill passed unanimously. However, similar bills have previously failed to pass in the General Assembly.

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Categories: Auto Accidents