Posted: Mar 8, 2021 / 10:40 PM EST
Updated: March 8, 2021 / 10:40 PM EST
Atlanta, GA. (AP) – Georgia House is working to fill a void that allows some people to avoid being quoted for violating state cellphone hands-free calling.
Members of the House voted for Bill 247 on Monday between 119 and 52. It is said that drivers cannot avoid penalties by telling judges that they have bought hands-free kits for their cell phones.
Republican MP John Carson of Marietta says current regulations are designed to excuse people from first-time crimes but are unenforceable.
Under state law, first-time violations can appear before a judge with proof that they purchased a phone holder or wireless headset and avoid being fined.
Supporters say people can get trapped in multiple jurisdictions and escape multiple fines because courts can’t keep track of things.
Georgia first passed its hands-free law in 2018.