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Reaction from drivers on total texting ban

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A strict cell phone use law could soon be on the books in Georgia.

A bill passed in the state house Friday that would outlaw the dangerous practice of texting and driving for all drivers, and prevent anyone under the age of 18 from using a phone for any purpose behind the wheel.

We got reaction from drivers on Sunday from drivers about the proposed changes.

"I don't text, I don't have text message on my phone because my mom took it off," said Arjun Karumagath, Teen Driver.

"I think it is good thing being that I have a 15 year old sister. She just learning how to drive and she could barely concentrate with someone talking to her, let alone trying to look at a cell phone," said Chelsea Hill, Driver.

The texting ban was introduced by state Representative Allen Peake, a Macon Republican, and passed 134-to-31.

The bill now moves to the Georgia Senate for approval.

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