Most states have passed laws banning texting and driving. Not South Carolina.
Distracted driving is the cause of hundreds of deaths each year. Many people say it is as dangerous as driving while intoxicated.
For some reason our state legislature can be extremely ineffective when it comes to common sense legislation. Knowing they can't depend on their representatives in Columbia to address this issue, several cities in South Carolina have outlawed texting and driving. However, just as unfortunate as it is to have a hodgepodge of city smoking ordinances across the state, the state should not have a menagerie of texting laws based on city limits.
In the upcoming legislative session our state representatives needs to pass laws banning texting and driving.