State Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, says the number of citations given out may not represent the law's impact.
Capt. Chris Spires says deputies need to be sure you're texting to give you a ticket and in order to go through your phone, he says they need a search warrant.
Larry Oneal says the law helps remind him not to text while driving.
It's been more than six months since a new law that said pounding on the keyboard while driving could cost you.
Last year, Gov. Sonny Perdue signed the law that bans anyone from texting while driving.
It took effect July 1.
But the chances you could get fined may be slim.
Capt. Chris Spires with the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office says it's difficult to enforce the no-texting law.
"We've written no citations, but we have given some warnings," said Spires.
Unless there's an accident, he says they'll likely give a warning, part of an effort to educate the public. But he says even the number of warnings is slim.
"Haven't seen anybody blatantly texting while they're driving," said Spires.
But if they do see it, or an increase in traffic accidents linked to texting then he says they'll start citing drivers.
Spires says he noticed more violators before the ban and says the law seems to deter phone-fiddling drivers.
Bibb and Houston County Sheriff's Office's and Macon police say they've issued two citations each. Other Central Georgia law enforcement agencies, including Jones, Crawford and Laurens County Sheriff's Office's and Warner Robins police say they've issued none, since they haven't seen anyone texting behind the wheel.
State Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, co-sponsored the no-texting while driving law. He says the number of citations given out may not represent the law's impact.
"Folks I know say 'It has made me think twice about texting while driving' and we'll never know how many lives that'll save, but it's clear that it has helped change behavior," said Peake.
Peake says it may take time to see the benefits but admits that some will likely continue to spell out their conversations.
"People who want to text are going to do it no matter what," said Peake.
Someone's phone "would have to be up by the steering wheel for it to be that obvious for us to see it," said Spires.
Like any other citation, Spires says they must have probable cause.
"You would have to know for one, that they weren't just scrolling through their phone and two, know they just weren't looking for a phone number," said Spires.
He says deputies need to be sure you're texting to give you a ticket and to go through your phone, he says they need a search warrant, which could cost time and money for the misdemeanor citation.
Peake says he's confident the law will reduce the chances that someone driving next to your lane will be texting.
Peake says they're not looking to push for getting rid of cell phone use for drivers all together. He says they plan to keep on sending the first message of 'no texting while driving' first.
Some Central Georgians say they rarely or don't text at all, but glad the law is in place to curb others from texting while driving.
"I encourage a lot of people to not text while driving because your putting people's lives in danger," said Henry Evans.
"The law is is like a reminder," said Larry O'Neal.
"I don't need anybody telling me not to text and drive down the road at the same time, I already know not to do that," said Patti Jones.