Have you heard that House Bill 673 was passed in Georgia recently? HB 673 prohibits motorists from handling their cell phones and other electronic devices while driving. The new law goes into effect on July 1, 2018. You can read more about the passing of the bill here at myAJC.
So what does this new House Bill 673 mean for truck drivers? It means the same thing for truck drivers as it does anyone else that drives.
- While driving your truck you may not shoot any videos.
- While driving your truck you may not watch any movies.
- While driving your truck you may not hold your phone and talk on it or text, email or anything else requiring you to handle your phone while driving.
- While driving your truck you may talk on the phone and even text as long as you use your hands-free technology.
Here are some helpful steps for helping you break the habit of using your cell phone in the car.
- Remember stories of families who have lost loved ones due to distracted driving. Allow their loss to be your inspiration for breaking your harmful and destructive habit.
- Keep your phone or electronic device out of arm’s reach so it is never a temptation to reach for.
- Explain to your friends and family members that you will not be responding to them immediately via the phone.
- Install an app that instantly tells others that you’re driving when they text you so they know you’ll respond as soon as you stop driving and it’s safe to text or call.
- Join other truckers in keeping each other accountable to HB 673.
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