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29 April 2010

Senate Passes Bill Outlawing Texting While Driving

The Georgia Senate just adopted the conference committee report to Senate Bill 360; the so-called "no texting while driving" bill. The legislation passed on a vote of 48 - 0.

Senate Bill 360, which initially only dealt with teens texting, now applies to all persons holding a class C drivers license as well as anyone over the age of 18.

The bill has a penalty of one point against an individual's drivers license and a fine of $150 if cited for texting while driving.

The conference committee report for SB360 still has to pass the House before going to the Governor for his signature.