Georgia’s Age Limit on Talking on the Phone While Driving

As of 10:35, the leading answer on the Grady Newsource Twitter poll was 21 years old…

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That’s incorrect! Epifanio Rodriguez, the public information officer of Athens Clarke County Police Department, says all drivers in Georgia under the age of 18 cannot use a phone in the car at all.

Drivers over the age of 18 are allowed to dial and receive phone calls while driving. The Georgia law restricting 18+ year olds prohibits “any text-based communication” – not limited to text messages. Legal exceptions can be made if drivers are reporting an accident or a crime.

The Athens-Clarke Police Department Facebook page made an easy-to-read explanation of the law. Read it here!

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-By Daniel Bignault

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