Saturday, March 20, 2010

Georgia: Teen Texting While Driving Ban Passes Senate

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Officials say teen drivers are easily distracted because of their inexperience on the road. Now lawmakers here are one step closer to banning young drivers from texting while driving.

GA Senate Bill 360 prohibits anyone 18 or younger from using wireless telecommunication devices while driving to text. Here's the bill:

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 40 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to motor vehicles and traffic, so as to prohibit persons 18 years of age or younger from using wireless telecommunications devices for sending or receiving text messages while operating a motor vehicle; to provide penalties for violations; to change certain provisions relating to a driver's exercise of due care; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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