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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.
9:51 am on Thursday March 20, 2014

Highway workers hope higher speeding fines in work zones will become law in South Carolina

A new bill at the statehouse looks to double the fines for speeding in a work or construction zone. That bill in the senate would install a fine of $620 up from the current $310. However, a subcommittee may raise them even more to $1,000 for a first...
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...
4:00 pm on Monday December 16, 2013

South Carolina drivers ranked 2nd worst in the nation

via WMBF News "The latest count shows that 714 people have died on South Carolina roads so far this year. The state has a fatality rate of 49 per 100 million vehicle miles traveled, one of the highest in the country. According to...
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.
3:38 pm on Wednesday April 10, 2013

Charleston County not to ban texting while driving yet

Charleston County has opted not to place a ban on texting while driving after a Council discussion yielded little support for the restriction. Councilman Joe Qualey, who originally requested the topic be placed on the Financial Committee's agenda,...
1:19 pm on Wednesday April 3, 2013

Charleston County considering ban on texting while driving

Charleston City Council will discuss a ban on drivers reading and sending text messages while driving during Thursday's Finance Committee meeting.   The discussion will be had at the suggestion Councilman Joe Qualey, owner of the Qualey Law Firm on...