ATLANTA- Logan McFaddin, regional manager, state government relations for the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI), today issued the following statement in support of the Georgia Hands-Free Act, which would ban using a cellphone while driving unless drivers have a hands-free device.
“As we approach one of the deadliest holidays of the summer, we hope this new law will protect motorists, passengers, and pedestrians on Georgia roads. We commend Rep. John Carson, Gov. Nathan Deal, and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle for championing this important auto safety legislation.
“Vehicle crashes and fatalities are rising sharply in Georgia. Distracted driving is a leading cause of auto crashes, not just in Georgia, but nationwide. Statistics show that simple changes in driver behavior can make a big difference in improving road safety, saving lives, and controlling insurance costs for consumers. Strong auto safety laws and enforcement are important steps in combatting a growing distracted driving epidemic that is endangering everyone on the road.
“We encourage other states to pass similar laws as distracted driving continues to be a major problem across the country. Now is the time to protect the ones we love by passing life-saving legislation.”