More than 900 Georgia drivers cited for cellphone violations

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia agency says more than 900 drivers were cited for violating the state's new law prohibiting handling cellphones behind the wheel during its first month.

Georgia on July 1 joined more than a dozen states that make it illegal for people to hold a cellphone in their hands while driving. The Augusta Chronicle reports the Georgia State Patrol says state law enforcement officers had issued 961 citations under the new law as of July 31. The figure doesn't include citations by local police and sheriff's offices.

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