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Starting July 1st, 2018 it will be illegal to hold your phone while you’re driving in Atlanta, and anywhere else in Georgia. The law, which is called the hands-free distracted driving bill, was signed by Gov. Nathan Deal earlier in the year.

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In order to use your cell phone while driving, you must use some type of hands-free device that allows your hands to stay on you steering wheel. Authorities say that taking you eyes of the road, even for a second, could be the difference between life and death and urge drivers to follow the law or face heavy and stiff penalties.

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Holding Your Phone While Driving Is A Crime In Atlanta was originally published on hotspotatl.com

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