I am both surprised and delighted to report that the Georgia Senate has passed a bill making it illegal to text while driving! This bill would impose a $150.00 fine for violation of the law. The bill now goes to the Georgia House for consideration and, hopefully, passage. The $150.00 fine is, obviously, too low, but at least it’s a start.
I believe there is no question that public awareness about the hazards associated with texting while driving is now heightened. That is a good thing. Every media outlet seems to be emphasizing it, from Oprah to 11 Alive. Now is the time for the Georgia House to act to make it illegal. This will, no doubt, save lives. What better public policy is there than to save the lives of Georgia citizens?