Georgia drivers ranked seventh most-distracted in US

A tech company ranks Georgia drivers as the seventh most-distracted in the U.S.

According to family networking app company Life360, Georgians behind the wheel use their cell phones 20 percent more often than the typical national driver.

Launched in 2008, Life360 is an app that allows family members to share their location with each other and communicate. Online sources say the app has more than 50 million registered families.

Looking at cities for a six-week period ending in mid-March, Life360 found Atlanta drivers' cell phones were used an average of 2.73 times per trip.

Police in Cobb County are taking action to expose and punish distracted drivers.

Channel 2 reports officers dressed as construction workers set up near the Big Chicken in Marietta to spot drivers who were texting while driving.

The law says that even while stopped at a light, you are not allowed to text.

Police made 15 citations in two hours. The violation comes with a $150 ticket.

Georgia roadway deaths hit a 10-year high in 2016 and the state DOT said distracted driving definitely a factor.

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