Q: Is it legal and safe to use voice-activated texting while driving in Atlanta?
A:As an Atlanta auto accident attorney, I find this to be an interesting question that has yet to have a clear answer. With the advent of Siri on the iPhone 4s and other voice-activated text applications, it is becoming increasingly possible to text and drive without using your hands. However, while your hands may not be diverted from the wheel and your eyes may not be diverted from the road, your concentration may still be diverted from driving safely, and distracted driving accidents can result.
Furthermore, Georgia distracted driving law prohibits using wireless devices to write, send or read any text-based communication. This broad prohibition may prohibit voice-activated texting in Georgia.
If you have been hurt in an accident with a texting driver who was using his or her hands or voice-activated technology, you may be entitled to damages. Please contact one of our experienced Atlanta car accident lawyers today at 1.770.518.1133 for more information.
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