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Hands Free Georgia

Hands Free Georgia Act

The Hands-Free Georgia Act, signed into law on July 1, 2018, is aimed at addressing the dangers of distracted driving, particularly related to cellphone use. The law outlines specific regulations regarding the use of electronic devices while driving. Here’s a refresher on what is and isn’t allowed under the Hands-Free Georgia Act:


  1. Use of earpieces, headsets, and smart watches to talk
  2. Texting and talking using hands-free technology
  3. Using ONE button to activate voice recognition (i.e. Siri, Alexa)
  4. Use of GPS or mapping app. You MAY NOT actively input info while driving
  5. CB radios, CB radio hybrids, commercial two-way radios, subscription-based emergency communication devices, prescribed medical devices, amateur or ham radios and “in-vehicle security, navigation or remote diagnostics” systems


  1. Holding or supporting a phone or any other device with any part of the body
  2. Writing, sending or reading a text messages, instant messages, or e-mail
  3. Reaching for a device if you are no longer in a seated, driving position or properly restrained by a seat belt
  4. Watching videos or movies other than GPS or mapping apps
  5. Recording a video

Special Circumstances:

  1. You can report a traffic accident, medical emergency, fire, a crime or a hazardous road condition
  2. You can also use your hands if you’re lawfully parked. NOT AT A STOPLIGHT


  1. Some people are exempt while performing official duties: police, firefighters, emergency medical personnel, other first responders and utility employees or contractors responding to a utility emergency.


  1. First Offense: Up to $50 fine and one point on your license
  2. Second Offense (within 2 years): Up to $100 fine and two points on your license

Ride Safe!

Dangerous driver! Texting and driving is a no-no!

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