Two years ago, Georgia passed a law that was meant to discourage drivers from texting while driving. However, some police jurisdictions are having a very difficult time enforcing the law because of how it was written. The law forbids operating a motor vehicle on any public road or highway while using a wireless device to write, send, or read any text-based communication. Navigation devices, though, are exempt. Very few people have been cited for breaking this law because proving the charge beyond a reasonable doubt is nearly impossible, according to the Johns Creek Police Department. This troubles police, although they hope that the mere existence of the law will be sufficient to deter drivers from texting or emailing while at the wheel.
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