Governor Deal signs hands free driving bill

ATLANTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 673 into law on Wednesday. The law makes it illegal to hold any mobile device in-hand while driving.

A staff member at the Governor’s Office confirmed that Deal signed the bill Wednesday in Statesboro.

Though HB 673 is signed and is now law, it won’t go into effect until July 1, 2018.

The bill passed in both houses on the last day of the legislative session. The exceptions to the law can be found here.

Here’s a link to the entire bill.

 

 

 

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