Georgia Cellphone Law Reduced Distracted Driving
A new analysis shows Georgia’s distracted driving law has changed the way some drivers use their phones behind the wheel.
TrueMotion, a firm that collects and analyzes phone data for insurance companies, found Georgia drivers spent less time texting and using apps behind the wheel after the law took effect last July.
The new law prohibits motorists from handling phones or other electronic devices while driving (you can read the details here). To examine its effectiveness, TrueMotion analyzed the behaviors of more than 21,000 Georgia drivers for seven months – three months before and four months after the law took effect. The analysis tracked motorists’ behaviors across more than 1.2 million hours of driving time and more than 37 million miles traveled.