PEOPLE WHO TEXT WHILE DRIVING ARE 23% MORE LIKELY TO BE IN A CAR ACCIDENT.

At least 30 states enforce a ban against texting while driving.  In Georgia any person caught violating the law can be fined up to $150 and have a point added to their license. A violator could ultimately be arrested for breaking this law.

The law states that no one operating a motor vehicle of any kind in the State of Georgia may use a cell phone other than to make phone calls. This includes writing, sending, or reading a text message, e-mail, instant messages, or using social networking sites. Also, drivers under 18 with an instruction permit or Class D license may not use a cell phone at any time while driving, except in emergency situations.

WHAT IF I AM STOPPED AT A RED LIGHT, CAN I SEND A QUICK TEXT?

The answer is No!  Only a driver that is legally parked can send a data message without being charged under the texting law.

In addition school bus drivers are also prohibited from using a cell phone while one or more children are on the bus.

When you send a text while driving a motor vehicle you are putting yourself and all other people around you in danger.  Texting while driving is the equivalent of driving while blindfolded and you risk causing a serious car wreck while texting.  If you are driving then it is not the time to send a text. Simply wait until you have reached your location. No text is worth risking your life for.

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