Mount Pleasant could be first town to ban texting while driving

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The Town of Mount Pleasant has come one step closer to banning texting while driving.

The Post and Courier reports that three of four members of the Police, Legal and Judicial Committee have voted to ban text messaging while driving. The next step in the progression of this ongoing debate will be a public hearing, called on for by Mayor Billy Swails, that will take place at the April 13th city council meeting.
The town stands to become the first in the Lowcountry to make sending text messages while motoring an offense.

The texting ban will have to receive two favorable council votes to become law, and Mayor Swails is predicting a very close vote.

Nineteen states the the District of Columbia already have a ban on texting while driving, and South Carolina's House and Senate committees have been examining the issue for months.

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