Posing as construction workers, Ga. police nab distracted drivers

MARIETTA, Ga. (WVLT/FOX5) -- The hands-free driving rule in Georgia has been in place for a year, but investigators are still catching distracted travelers.

According to Fox 5 Atlanta, a multi-agency task force was out on Wednesday, July 17, to catch them in the act.

Fox 5 reported that officials were waiting along a four-mile stretch in Marietta, waiting for a tip from undercover officers dressed as construction workers.

The undercover officers walked up and down the median and told the officers waiting about possible distracted drivers.

Fox 5 reported investigators handed out 170 citations and made three arrests during the operation.

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