Georgia

GHSA maintains data on state laws surrounding a number of highway safety issues. Below is information regarding laws in the state of Georgia. Please note that GHSA does not compile any additional data on state laws other than what is presented in these pages. For more information, consult the appropriate State Highway Safety Office.

Georgia Takes Action on Handheld Cell Phone Use While Driving

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 3, 2018

CONTACT: Madison Forker, mforker@ghsa.org
202-789-0942 x120

States Strengthen Traffic Safety Laws in 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday afternoon, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed H.B. 673 into law, making the state the 16th (along with D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) to ban handheld wireless device phone use behind the wheel.

Ford DSFL Teen Driving Grant Results: Georgia

With funding from a Ford Driving Skills for Life and GHSA teen driving grant, the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) hosted its 2018 Youth and Young Adults Conference earlier this year. This event brought together more than 150 students and advisors from high schools and colleges throughout the state for programming to help them effectively champion highway safety in their home communities.

Operation Southern Shield: Week long speed enforcement initiative goes into effect July 17

Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama and Tennessee are teaming up to deter speeding with an "Operation Southern Shield" enforcement period July 17-23. GHSA Vice Chair and Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety Director Harris Blackwood discusses the Operation and the issue prompting it.

Operation Southern Shield: Week long speed enforcement initiative goes into effect July 17

July 10, 2017
Story by Kim Gusby

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