A ban on texting while driving is under consideration at the state capitol.
State Representatives Allen Peake and Amos Anderson have introduced bills to prohibit the practice at the risk of a fine and driver's license penalties.
If the law passes, it would go into effect on July 1 and make Georgia the 20th state to outlaw texting while driving.
Nine states ban teen drivers from text messaging.
Peake says he stopped short of a total ban on cell phone use and says the legislation addresses the "more dangerous" practice of texting.