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The Governor of Georgia signed the Hands Free Georgia Act yesterday, making it illegal to text or hold your phone while driving.

The new law will go into effect on July 1, 2018.

The law prohibits drivers in Georgia from using their phone while in their vehicle — Unless they are parked.

According to WRDW, drivers could even get a ticket for using their mobile device while stopped at a red light.

Police in Georgia will now be able to pull people over if they are holding a phone or seem distracted by a navigational app on their mobile device.

While many residents won’t be happy with the new law, undoubtedly, it will make the roadways safer.

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