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Has Georgia’s ‘Hands Free’ Law Created Safer Driving? Published in Car Accidents,Distracted Driving,truck accident on February 18, 2019.

Macon car accident lawyer offices have dealt recently with a new type of traffic regulation passed last year. The Georgia bill HB673, enforced as of July 1, 2018, makes operating a motor vehicle while texting or talking without a hands-free device a punishable offense. Drivers who violate this law are subject to fines and points on their licenses, which may… READ MORE

Distracted Driving Accidents On the Rise Published in Car Accidents,Distracted Driving on May 4, 2017.

This is an update to our previous distracted driving post. Because of the weather, increased traffic, and holidays, April and May are “distracted driving awareness” months. The Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) released the updated statistics concerning distracted driving and motor vehicle accidents. (Click here for an summary article of the statistics). As the article illustrates many states including Georgia have laws… READ MORE

Is it Legal to Eat and Drive? Published in Distracted Driving on April 10, 2017.

Modern life is very fast-paced, and many working adults must multitask every day. However, there are some times when the temptation to multitask is not worth the risk. One of the best examples of this is when you are behind the wheel. Distracted driving is a serious problem causing thousands of injuries and deaths in America each year. While most… READ MORE

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