Hands-free driving not yet the norm in Georgia

Georgia drivers appear to be fans of the Chicago song “Hard Habit to Break.”

A recent survey conducted by AAA reveals Georgians are not doing so well following the new Hands-Free Law.

It appears a lot of us are addicted to texting while driving. “Unfortunately, it appears it's a hard habit to break, because many Georgians are still doing it,” Triple A Spokesman Garrett Townsend tells WSB Radio.

According to the survey, some 98 percent of Georgia drivers are aware of the new state law that bans the use of handheld phones.

However, Townsend says, "We found that 30 days in to the new Hands-Free Law, Georgia drivers are still texting and driving.”

Seventy-five percent of those surveyed say they saw someone holding their phone over the past month, while 60 percent say they saw folks texting and driving.

Townsend says that this illustrates "the gap between what people are aware of and what they are actually doing.”





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