A new law makes it illegal in Georgia to even hold your phone while you are driving. Some people are saying this is too extreme, but Governor Nathan Deal says, “Don’t view this as a hostile act by the state government. It is an act to protect the safety of anyone.”

The National Safety Council states that while 1.6 million accidents are caused by cell phones each year, almost 390,000 are caused by texting and driving. This is a dangerous situation, and everyone driving in the state of Georgia needs to be a lot more careful.

The law is going into effect on July 1, 2018.

Texting and Driving Laws in Georgia