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Some leery of higher fines on Georgia drivers using phones
State Rep. John Carson, R-Marietta, presents the bill that would raise fines for distracted driving citations during a hearing before the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee Monday afternoon, Feb. 3, 2020, in Atlanta. The fine for a first offense would rise from $50 to up to $100. If approved, House Bill 113 would be the first change to the distracted driving law approved by lawmakers two years ago. The law prohibited motorists from handling their phones while driving. - photo by Associated Press
ATLANTA — Georgia drivers could face tougher penalties for using their cell phones while driving, although some lawmakers are leery of setting higher fines.
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