Beaufort County moves forward on texting ban - WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather

Beaufort County moves forward on texting ban

Posted: Updated:

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - A countywide ban on texting while driving is a step closer to reality in Beaufort County.

The Island Packet reports a county council committee has sent to the full council a law that would ban motorists from reading or making text messages while driving.

It would apply in unincorporated sections of the county. Council members say they do not want to wait for the General Assembly to act on a statewide ban. Legislators have defeated various proposals on drivers' cell phone use for years.

The Beaufort County proposal is similar to a texting ban adopted several weeks ago by Hilton Head Island.

The city of Beaufort last fall banned drivers who are younger than 18 from using cell phones while driving in the city limits.

 

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
Powered by WorldNow

ABCNews4 WCIV-TV

888 Allbritton Dr.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843-881-4444 | Advertising Information

Public Information File

For assistance with accessing WCIV-TV's public information file, click here.

Advertising

Advertising Credit Application and Terms and Conditions PDF.

Powered by WorldNow
All content Copyright © 2014 WCIV and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.