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07/14/05

Cell Phone Ban Unlikely in Georgia

Will talking on your cell phone while driving soon be illegal here in Georgia? At least one lawmaker says don't count on it.

State Sen. Eric Johnson (R-Savannah) tells WTOC bills against using cell phones while driving have been brought up before the Senate for the last decade, and they don't find much support from lawmakers. He says talking on your cell phone while driving is no different, or more dangerous, than other driving distractions.

"Banning cell phones and not banning applying your makeup or eating French fries or dealing with a child in a seat...all of those cause accidents and all drivers should be careful," he said.

Johnson says he expects similar cell phone legislation to be proposed again this year, but doesn't see it passing any time in the near future.

Reported by: Don Logana, dlogana@wtoc.com

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