ATLANTA - A new push coming from Georgia lawmakers to put an end to distracted driving.
Georgia's House Study Committee on Distracted Driving held a news conference at the State Capitol Wednesday.
They said study findings show that most car accidents in Georgia were due to driver behavior while driving, which includes using a cell phone.
State Representative John Carson, of Marietta, announced his bill to make Georgia a "hands-free state."
Carson said the bill will prohibit drivers from holding onto their devices and increase fines and penalties to be in line with other "hands-free" states.
The bill will be introduced during the Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly.