Georgia's Hands-Free Law takes Effect July 1, 2018

  • Drivers cannot have a phone in their hand or touching any part of their body while talking on their phone while driving.

  • Even with hands-free technology, drivers cannot write, read or send text messages, e-mails, social media content and other internet data while on the road. (Voice to text is allowed)

  • Drivers cannot watch videos when they are on the road.  (Navigational/GPS videos are allowed)

  • Drivers cannot use their phones or electronic devices to record video when they are on the road. (Continuously running dash cams are allowed)

  • Drivers may listen to streaming music that does not include videos on the screen of their phone or device while driving but cannot touch their phones while on the road to activate or program any music streaming app.  Streaming music that is controlled by and listened through the vehicle's radio is allowed.   Drivers who need to touch their phones to activate/program their music streaming apps must do so before getting on the road.

  • More information can be found in the "Hands-Free Law" tab located in the menu section of the mobile site and at the top of the page on the desktop version.