John Carson

Georgia’s hands-free law is decreasing traffic fatalities

Georgia’s hands-free law is decreasing traffic fatalities

Traffic fatalities in Georgia have steadily decreased since lawmakers started passing laws addressing distracted driving, according to information released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. According to the traffic safety administration, Georgia’s total traffic fatalities have decreased by about 4.5 percent since 2016. State Representative John Carson, a Republican from Marietta, attributes the success of Georgia’s hands-free law to the work of the 2017 House Study Committee on Distracted Driving, which first provided recommendations to the House after learning of the traffic fatalities from 2016. After the hands-free Georgia law was enacted in 2018, Georgia began to experience a…
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