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Folly Beach to discuss texting while driving ban

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Folly Beach is the newest Lowcountry municipality to discuss the idea of a ban on texting while driving. Folly Beach is the newest Lowcountry municipality to discuss the idea of a ban on texting while driving.

Folly Beach is the newest Lowcountry municipality to discuss the idea of a ban on texting while driving.

During the work session planned for Tuesday at 5:00 p.m., there is a "question for council; are you interested in an ordinance or resolution against texting while driving", listed as an item for discussion.

Mount Pleasant is one vote away from a ban on texting while driving in within town limits. An ordinance to ban all phone activities that are not hands-free failed, but a ban on texting specifically passed.

Read More: Mount Pleasant one step closer to texting while driving ban.

The City of Charleston is also considering a texting ban.

Read More: Charleston City Council considers texting ban.

The ban was first proposed by Mayor Joe Riley last Wednesday night during a Traffic and Transportation meeting.

Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen says he is all for anything that will make our roadways safer.

"We have got to get started somewhere, and this is what you hear about in the media right now so I do think this is a great place to start", said Mullen. "We start with the texting, and then we explore what other things we might be able to do to make our roadways safer."

The City of Charleston public hearing to get citizen's input will be held September 9th, at 5 PM at City Hall.

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