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As the state's traffic crashes became more frequent and severe, law enforcement efforts were "unenforceable" because they couldn't determine whether a driving "is texting or simply dialing a telephone number." (Photo: Shutterstock) As the state’s traffic crashes became more frequent and severe, law enforcement efforts were “unenforceable” because they couldn’t determine whether a driving “is texting or simply dialing a telephone number.” (Photo: Shutterstock)

Distracted driving is a pervasive problem throughout the United States, and various states have enacted their own measures to tackle the issue. In Georgia, where fatal crashes increased at three times the national average, the Hands-Free Georgia Act was signed in 2018 by then-Gov. Nathan Deal to curb distracted driving.

Denny Jacob

Denny Jacob is an associate editor for NU PropertyCasualty360. Contact him at djacob@alm.com.

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