Ga. patrol to start ticketing drivers who text

ATLANTA – Drivers, don’t even think about texting while behind the wheel.

The Georgia State Patrol’s 30-day grace period is over, and troopers will start ticketing drivers for texting while driving.

Under the new law, which went into effect July 1, anyone convicted of texting while driving will face a fine of up to $150. Meanwhile, another new law prohibits teens under the age of 18 years old from using cell phones while behind the wheel.

“Troopers have been warning violators about the new laws during the month of July and will begin issuing citations,” the state patrol said in a statement.

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