America's new law prohibits drivers from touching their phones while driving

A new law in the us state of Georgia, which takes effect on July 1, bans drivers from touching any screen, including smartphones, while driving, foreign media reported. IanBogost, a writer for the Atlantic, noted that whether or not the bill improves security could help people change their cellphone habits.
 
With the popularity of smartphones, people will pick up their phones and do something with them almost every time they stop at a traffic light. People don't even know what to do, they just "check their phones." Checking your phone doesn't mean checking email, text messages or social media messages. Most importantly, sometimes it's just to see if there's anything to look at.
 
Since 2010, Georgia has banned texting while driving, but the new "HB 673 act further: it prohibits the driver contact phone in almost any situation, unless it is a legal parking. It is also forbidden to touch a phone even if it is connected to the dashboard. It is forbidden to adjust Google maps or skip a song on Spotify while waiting for a red light.
 
For many local drivers, this seems like an extreme move. However, if they really understand the legal details, they may not think so! We have reason to take this step. Georgia, like the rest of the country, is trying to reduce the risk of distracted driving. Distracted driving has led to a sharp increase in traffic accidents in the state since 2015, as in other parts of the country. It remains to be seen whether such laws can actually reduce distracted driving and its associated cost reductions in life, property and insurance rates. But whether it works or not, it could have another effect: changing people's unprovoked habit of checking their phones.
 
But when my children started driving, my guilt began to grow, making my own questionable habits more noticeable. Georgia's previous law banned teenagers from using electronic devices while driving, but my own actions did make this rule look hollow. Over the years, people have been using their smartphones at will in cars, although this clearly shows that it is not a safe practice. When I look up from my phone and see that the green light is about to turn red, I may urge myself to speed up in a hurry before carefully checking the road or crosswalk ahead.
 
But much of my own discomfort with using a smartphone while driving has nothing to do with driving safety. Instead, it comes from a pervasive boredom and overwhelming power that seems to dominate me. It's not unusual. The urge to check your phone at a traffic light is no different from the urge to queue at starbucks, go to the bathroom, get on the elevator or check your phone during a conversation break. Sherry Turkle, a sociologist, worries that the habit of checking your phone whenever and wherever you want can separate people from direct, human empathy.
 
Many studies have shown that even if you don't use your hands to listen to information, you can't significantly reduce the problem of distraction while driving. Even so, new laws, including those introduced in Georgia, are based on a hands-off precedent. The Georgia highway safety director's office explains that drivers can use GPS, but they must set a destination when they park. The same is true for music streaming media applications, which must be set before the car runs. Email, text messaging, social media posts and other apps are banned while driving.
 
Everyone has a smartphone, and as smartphone laws become more common and complex, anyone could be the target of further scrutiny on the road ahead. When I asked the patrol, Georgia from formulation is likely to be targeted on the specific tool, its spokesman insisted: "the parking of the premise is to ensure traffic safety, and reduce the death toll road Georgia." Smartphones are not drugs, just habits. People often use them, probably too much, sometimes even in ways they don't like.
 
In addition, it may be necessary to use a cell phone jammer as an auxiliary tool to prohibit the use of mobile phones while driving.