Were you in a car accident in Loganville, Georgia and the at-fault driver was driving distracted?
If so, you may be wondering what Georgia’s distracted driving laws say. Please see below a breakdown on Georgia’s distracted driving laws.
OCGA 40-6-241-GEORGIA’S DISTRACTED DRIVING STATUTE
In Georgia, OCGA 40-6-241 is the law on distracted driving. This statute forbids the following:
- Holding or supporting any electronic communication device with any part of a person’s body (earpieces, wrist devices, or headphones are allowed if used to talk via telephone)
- Writing, sending, or reading any text message, email, or other electronic message (voice messaging is still allowable and navigation systems are still allowable)
- Watching a video or movie on an electronic device other than data related to the navigation of the vehicle
- Recording or broadcasting a video other than continuous recorders found within or on the vehicle
- Using more than a single button to initiate or terminate a call while on the highway
- Reaching for a communication device that would require the driver to no longer be seated in a driving position or properly restrained by a seat belt
EXAMPLES OF DISTRACTED DRIVING
Common examples of distracted driving include texting and driving, holding a phone while talking on the phone, watching a video while driving, and filming a video while driving.
If you can prove the at-fault driver was driving while distracted, then you will have a stronger case and will have the potential to obtain higher damages.
CONTACT BARTLETT BENTON
If you were in a car accident in Loganville, Georgia and believe the at-fault driver was driving while distracted, please call Bartlett at 770-365-6414 for a free case evaluation.