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Fewer drivers being pulled over for texting and driving

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

New numbers show few Georgia drivers are being pulled over for texting while driving.

State Records show fewer than 50 drivers a month have been convicted since the texting ban took effect in January 2010.

As of Mid-September fewer than 1,300 people have been convicted statewide.

Dougherty County Police say they haven't had a single conviction because the law is vague and difficult to enforce.

"Unless we have indisputable proof that they were texting, we don't stop someone. I know personally, I wouldn't want to be stopped if I hadn't committed a violation of what the law dictates and the law dictates we have to know that they're texting to make a stop," said Capt. Tom Jackson, DDCP

Over the same period since the texting ban went in effect more than 22,000 people have been convicted of DUI.

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