South Carolina Passes Ban on Texting While Driving
QUIT TEXTING, AND DRIVE!
On Wednesday, June 4, the South Carolina General Assembly passed a statewide ban on texting and driving. The bill is now on the Governor’s desk where it is anticipated that the bill will be signed into law. During the first six months after the law takes effect, police and troopers will only be issuing warning tickets. The fine for texting and driving will be $25.00, but a violation of the ban will not result any penalty points on the driver’s license.
Drivers can still text on their phones when the car is pulled over, completely stopped at a stop sign, or red traffic light. Also, the ban does not apply to the use of GPS devices or GPS capabilities on phones. South Carolina is one of the last states in the US to implement a statewide texting and driving ban.
The bill is designed to make our roadways in South Carolina safer. Texting and Driving is just one of the many hazards that create distracted drives. The Goings Law Firm, LLC strongly encourages using the highest degree of care while operating a motor vehicle. Drivers can minimize distractions by leaving all phones and music playing devices alone and keeping both hands on the steering wheel. Distracted drives can cause serious auto accidents that can result in the injury and death to yourself or others.
If you have been injured by the negligence of a distracted driver, contact a Columbia Auto Accident Lawyer today.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an auto accident, we are here to help you. Auto Accidents cause significant injuries, and many times result in wrongful death. Many car accidents are caused by distracted drivers, and should be prevented. Please contact us today to see if we can help you and your family recover automobile accidents. We will work to secure the financial compensation that you deserve. Please call the Columbia Auto Accident Attorney, Robert F. Goings of the Goings Law Firm, LLC at (803) 350-9230 for a free case evaluation.