Since using cell phones while driving is a major driving distraction, it's an activity that is banned in most U.S. states. Some states ban all cell phone use for all drivers, while others have looser laws. Georgia is one of the states that doesn't have a hand-held ban for all drivers, but does have restrictions on the use of cell phones for novice drivers and school bus drivers.
Text Messaging Ban
Considering that texting while driving combines all three types of distractions (visual, manual, and cognitive), the state of Georgia has prohibited all drivers from doing it. It's a primary law, that is enforced vigorously. In Georgia, you may get a ticket for texting even if your vehicle is stopped while you are doing it.
Novice drivers, which means drivers who are under the age of 18, can't use hand-held or hands-free cell phones while behind the wheel. This is also a primary law, that doesn't allow novice drivers to use any sort of electronic device while behind the wheel, since they are especially prone to distracted driving, due to their immaturity and lack of experience.
School Bus Drivers
Just like novice drivers, there is a primary law that bans school bus drivers from using both hand-held and hands-free cell phones while driving.