An Alabama man whose hands were on a double cheeseburger instead of the
steering wheel was cited for distracted driving in Georgia.
Madison Turner bought a double quarter pounder with cheese at a McDonald's
in Marietta. He was evidently lovin' it, because he failed to notice
the police officer in his rearview mirror. Citing the Peach State's
broad distracted driving law, the officer gave Mr. Turner a ticket. He
admitted that he may have been "
enjoying the burger too much." A Cobb County police spokesperson refused comment in the matter.
Georgia's distracted driving law prohibits motorists from engaging
in actions that distract them from safely operating a vehicle.
Right now, the Golden State's distracted driving laws are essentially a
patchwork, due to legislative loopholes and judicial interpretations.
California passed its first cell phone law in 2008. Last year, peace officers
wrote about 55,000 cell phone tickets, or about 5 percent less than they
wrote in 2013.