Hands-Free Law Clarification 
Wednesday, June 13, 2018- 8:38 a.m. 
STAFF REPORTS
 
 

After the release of what all is involved in the new Hands-Free law that will take effect on July 1, some drivers were left with questions. 
 
A post making the rounds on social media about the new law references to not being able to stream music while driving which left some drivers confused.  
 
According to a press release by Rep. John Carson of Marietta, motorists can stream music while driving, but they cannot change the music or watch a video while operating a motor vehicle. 
 
If pulled over for violating this law, fines can reach up to $150 and three points on your license. 
 
A Rome City Commission meeting has been scheduled for Monday.
House bill 481, also known as the "Heartbeat Bill" has passed the Georgia State Senate.
A Calhoun man was arrested early Friday morning on multiple drug charges.
The Cherokee County Man Reported Missing Friday Morning Has Been Found Safe.
A man is charged with 2nd-degree cruelty to children, two teen are accused of making threat in separate incidents, and police make several drug arrests.
The Rome City Schools board members voted Thursday during a special session to fill vacancies for the 2019-2020 school year.
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The Rome-Floyd Metro Drug Task-force seized drugs and weapons Thursday during a raid in North Floyd County
A Cartersville man was arrested early Wednesday morning after a traffic stop.
A teen is charged with rape and aggravated child molestation, a man is accused of trying to choke a woman, and another man is charged with auto theft.