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$500 Fine For Cell Phone Users Who Cause Accidents

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DeKalb County now has a new law: if you talk on your cell phone and cause an accident while doing so you can expect an additional $500 fine. The new Georgia law sanctions drivers whose improper use of a mobile phone was “a contributing factor” in causing damage, injury, or death. Thought to be the first of its kind in the state of Georgia, it should hold negligent drivers more accountable for the accidents they case.