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Texting While Driving is Still a Serious Problem For Georgian Drivers

Texting While Driving is Still a Serious Problem For Georgian Drivers

It was a little more than two years ago that the state of Georgia passed a texting while driving ban. All Georgia drivers are prohibited to text while driving. That law prohibits texting from a cell phone, text messaging device, PDA, or any other similar wireless device.

Law enforcement officers can cite a driver for texting as long as they see the offense in action. The current fine is $150 and one point assigned to your driving license.

Some Georgians think that the penalty for texting while driving should be more severe. With tragic stories of car crashes and teenage fatalities in such car crashes in the news everywhere, it seems that the local and national effort to enforce the texting while driving ban grows more intense everyday.

Texting distracts drivers, causing more car crashes.

Those involved in car crashes can suffer serious injuries. Depending on the speed and severity of the accident, the driver and/or passengers can be hurt quite badly. They might suffer:

  • head injuries- concussion, traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • neck injuries- whiplash, disc injury
  • back injuries- herniated disc, sprains, strains
  • face injuries- bone bruising, TMJ
  • psychological injuries- emotional distress, post-traumatic stress disorder

Read more about how texting while driving can lead to Atlanta car crashes by clicking here.


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