Tue., October 30, 2012 12:00pm (EDT)

1,300 Georgians Convicted Of Texting & Driving
By Associated Press
Updated: 1 year ago

ATLANTA  —  
As of mid-September, 1,281 motorists had been convicted of texting and driving since a state ban took effect on July 1, 2010. (Photo Courtesy of Paolo Neo.)
As of mid-September, 1,281 motorists had been convicted of texting and driving since a state ban took effect on July 1, 2010. (Photo Courtesy of Paolo Neo.)
State records show that fewer than 50 drivers a month have been convicted of texting and driving in the two years since a law to ban texting went into effect.

As of mid-September, 1,281 motorists had been convicted of the offense since the state law took effect on July 1, 2010.

The number represents a small fraction of the 22,500 people convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs during the same time frame.

Department of Driver Services spokeswoman Susan Sports said the agency only tracks convictions, not the number of citations issued.