Distracted Driving in Georgia
Distracted driving causes thousands of car wrecks each year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 10% of all fatal wrecks in 2010 involved distracted driving.
In Georgia, lawmakers have taken a tough stance against those who drive while distracted. The law is broad enough to cover any activity that may cause a driver to be distracted, including:
- Adjusting the radio
- Speaking to other passengers
- Using a GPS system
- Using a cell phone or any other electronic device
If a person’s distracted driving results in a wreck that involves injuries, he or she could be deemed liable and required to pay damages in the case. If the accident results in a death, the driver could also face criminal charges.