Doug Turnbull of WSB News 95.5 FM and AM 750, a/k/a the "Gridlock Guy," is wrote a recent article in the AJC predicting that the Georgia General Assembly will pass a state law this year protecting Georgia drivers from accidents with distracted drivers. He notes that a proposed hands-free bill is in the General Assembly. A similar bill did not pass last year, but since then a committee was formed to study the issue of distracted driving in Georgian and hands-free use of cell phones. Turnbull points out that the proposed bill does not address distractions from built-in GPS type monitors in vehicles in which drivers can text and place/receive calls.
Interestingly, Turnbull points out, as someone who knows Atlanta traffic better than most, that the general public seems to want a law protecting Georgia motorists and pedestrians from accidents with distracted drivers.
I have written before about the staggering statistics regarding traffic accidents involving distracted drivers. Georgia drivers and pedestrians should all want a common sense law that requires drivers to put down their electronic devices and focus on the road and traffic conditions around them. Until such a law is passed, as Turnbull points out, we must be part of the solution rather than the problem regardless of the law.
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