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S.C. Texting Ban Supersedes Local Ordinances

Posted on June 11, 2014   |   134 views

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on June 10 signed into law a bill banning texting while driving. The new law, which takes effect immediately, prohibits drivers from using a handheld device to compose, send or read text-based messages while driving. But in some local jurisdictions, including the City of Greenville, the new law means a relaxation of distracted driving restrictions. That's because the state law supersedes all previous local distracted driving ordinances. Here's a Fox Carolina video report on this development.

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