Compiled by Matt Long, SCRN
If you plan to drive across the border into North Carolina, you might want to think twice before texting on your cell phone.
On Tuesday, North Carolina will begin enforcing a ban on text messaging while behind the wheel. A new law will go into effect that makes it illegal for drivers to send or read text messages while driving.
Violations could cost one hundred dollars in fines; however, the law only applies while the vehicle is moving, not while stopped or parked.
Police officers and other safety officials are exempt from the law. More than a dozen states already ban text messages while driving.
Bamberg County Representative Bakari Salters has filed legislation for next year that would ban texting by drivers in South Carolina.