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Georgia’s Texting While Driving Law: Georgia Lawyer Explains

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Georgia's texting law makes it illegal to text while driving.

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Effective July 2010, in Georgia it is illegal to email, surf the web or do any texting while driving for all drivers. Additionally, for teen drivers, with a class D license and under the age of 18, it is illegal to use a phone at all (hands-free devices included), unless in emergency situations.

The texting law enforces with a maximum fine of $150.

Key terms of the texting law are in order to text, one must be “legally parked“, not merely stopped. Does this mean that one can text while at a red light? Probably not.

Does this law apply to GPS systems that are separate from a phone? No. Standard GPS systems made by companies like Garmin are expressly excluded from the law.

School bus operators are prohibited from using cell phones in any capacity while driving if passengers are on board.

If you have received a ticket because of the texting while driving law, please call the lawyers at Breakfield & Associates, Attorneys in Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia.

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According to NHTSA data, more than 3,300 people were killed in 2011 and 387,000 were injured in crashes involving a distracted driver.

At A. Bishop Law, our Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney welcomes questions on Criminal Defense laws, Traffic Laws and Georgia DUI laws. Please Call or Email us with any questions. Please remember that all initial consultations are free of charge.  If you have received a ticket for texting while driving please don’t hesitate to contact us.

About the attorney:  Anne Bishop is a Georgia lawyer with A. Bishop Law in Gainesville, Georgia and handles various DUI / DWIMarijuana Arrests and other Georgia Criminal Defense matters.  The law office of A. Bishop Law can assist clients throughout Georgia including: Hall County (Gainesville, OakwoodFlowery Branch), Jackson County  (Jefferson, Braselton) White County (Helen, Cleveland), Lumpkin County (Dahlonega), Dawson County (Dawsonville), Habersham County (Demorest, Cornelia), and all of Northeast Georgia.

This article and/or video should not be considered nor relied upon as legal advice since it is only intended for general overview and informational purposes. Please consult with an attorney on your specific situation in order to determine an appropriate legal course of action.

Anne Bishop
A. Bishop Law, LLC
Attorney at Law
539 Green Street NW
Phone: (770) 783-5296