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Reminder: new cell phone and text messaging laws go into effect today (July 1, 2010)

Posted by John Hadden | Jul 01, 2010 | 0 Comments

New laws in Georgia prohibiting text messaging and internet use by all drivers, along with a total ban on cell phone use by those drivers under 18 years of age, went into effect today, July 1, 2010.

Violation of either law carries a penalty of $150, plus 1 point toward the driver's cumulative driving record.  Drivers receiving more than 15 points in a two-year period are subject to license suspension.

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John D. Hadden is the owner and founder of the Hadden Law Firm. An experienced trial and appellate lawyer, he is author of three respected treatises on Georgia litigation practice: Greens Georgia Law of Evidence, Georgia Law of Torts - Trial Preparation and Practice, and Georgia Magistrate Court...


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