South Carolina Troopers Crackdown on Drivers Who Text
Posted on behalf of Harbin & Burnett on Dec 15, 2014 in Auto Accidents
South Carolina drivers have known since state highway patrol issued warnings about the subject in June. This summer, South Carolina State Highway Patrol began issuing verbal warnings to drivers that texting and driving was now illegal.
While the law went into effect this summer, spokespersons with the Highway Patrol did not issue any tickets until December. For the first five months of the law, troopers simply issued warnings and reminded drivers of the law.
Unfortunately, December also happens to coincide with the holiday travel rush with individuals coordinating plans while driving.
The texting tickets are only $25 but cannot be reported to insurers. The law prohibits texts, emails or instant messaging while driving. The law is really meant to ensure the safety all residents of South Carolina.
Since 2010, more than 1,800 accidents have been attributed to cell phone usage. More than 12 people have died in these accidents.
Distracted driving is an issue that needs to be tackled and at Harbin Law we fully support these initiatives to make our roads safer.
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