ATLANTA — Channel 2 Action News has learned that Gov. Nathan Deal intends to sign the hands-free bill into law.
Deal told Channel 2's Richard Elliot that he realizes a lot of people might not like the bill, but it's there for one simple reason: to save lives.
The bill came about after a Marietta lawmaker wanted to see why car insurance rates were so high in Georgia. He found out it's because crashes and fatalities are way up. And when he asked why, he was told it's because of cellphones.
Driver Alvera Lee said she keeps her phone plugged in inside her car. She told Elliot she thinks too many people drive distracted.
“I mean, it’s a good idea. It is. Never touch the phone while driving, so you don’t get into an accident,” Lee said.
Gov. Deal told Elliot that he’s worried about distracted driving too, so he intends to sign the new hands-free bill.
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