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12:11 am on Wednesday June 11, 2014

Haley signs texting ban, SC becomes 49th state to outlaw texting while driving

Gov. Nikki Haley signed a statewide ban on texting while driving Monday. Under the ban, drivers who violate the law would not receive penalty points, but would face fines starting at $25. The use of GPS navigators and texting to summon emergency...
6:52 am on Thursday June 5, 2014

Texting while driving ban heads to Haley to become law

South Carolina's General Assembly has passed a ban on texting while driving, now it only needs Gov. Nikki Haley's signature.
8:02 am on Wednesday May 14, 2014

Texting While Driving Bill Strengthened, May Apply to All Drivers

A stronger texting while driving ban is now going to full House floor. A committee made some changes to the senate proposed bill that would not only ban texting and driving for beginner’s or restricted licenses, but also for all drivers.  The bill,...
8:26 am on Thursday April 10, 2014

South Carolina moves forward with statewide texting while driving ban

via WBTW The Senate voted 38-2 Wednesday in favor of a bill that would levy fines starting at $75 on drivers who text while driving and would also penalize them with points on their licenses. It also would ban drivers with a beginner's permit or...
4:25 am on Monday April 7, 2014

Texting and driving bans yield mostly warnings

Laws have been passed throughout Beaufort County to ban texting-while-driving, but so far only the Beaufort Police Department has issued tickets.
11:00 pm on Friday March 7, 2014

Texting while driving almost illegal for some in SC

Texting while driving is one step closer to becoming illegal in the state of South Carolina for novice drivers. Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee nearly unanimously passed the measure. A novice driver would be someone with a beginner's permit...
7:51 am on Friday February 21, 2014

Lawmakers still studying statewide texting-while-driving ban

It's already been proposed and shot down in the State House numerous times, but some lawmakers say this is the year for a texting and driving ban to get on the books. One bill under discussion aims to ban texting while driving in South Carolina with...
8:03 pm on Wednesday October 9, 2013

Charleston also bans texting while driving

Charleston City Council has joined the Town of Mount Pleasant and a number of other municipalities around S.C. to ban texting and any use of handheld communication devices while driving.
5:43 am on Wednesday September 11, 2013

Beaufort County passes texting while driving ban

While texting and driving has been banned in the City of Beaufort, it has also been banned in unincorporated areas of Beaufort County as of Monday night.
4:44 am on Wednesday September 11, 2013

Mt. Pleasant approves ban on texting while driving

It's no to touching your phone for calls, maps, music, or whatever else while driving in Mount Pleasant after a 6-3 vote on Tuesday.