Georgia Hands-Free Cell Phone Law Now in Effect
Monday, July 2, 2018 at 5:34AM

As of July 1, you can no longer handle your cell phone or even put it in your lap while driving in Georgia. 

Of course, you can still talk on your phone but if your vehicle doesn't have a built-in system for calls, you'll need to either put the phone on speaker from the dashboard or the console or possibly use an earpiece.

You are allowed to press one button to either answer the phone or hang it up but you cannot hold or cradle it in any way.

According to the Georgia Department of Public Safety, here is a brief description of what you cannot do:

There are exceptions to the law for utility workers and law enforcement officers. Those exceptions are as follows:

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