Georgia's new push to become a 'hands-free' state

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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.