Mount Pleasant passes texting ban - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

Mount Pleasant passes texting ban

Posted: Updated:
Mount Pleasant passes texting ban. Mount Pleasant passes texting ban.

The texting ban is now official in the town of Mount Pleasant.

Town Council passed the 2nd reading Tuesday night in a 6-3 vote. The passing means any person using an electronic device to play games, text or email will be subject to a fine that can run as high as $200.

 While police will probably not be cracking down immediately the law is officially in effect. The town now joins others across the state like Hilton Head, Columbia and Georgetown. For the past few years state lawmakers were trying to get a statewide ban on texting and driving but could not get it passed because of issues on how to enforce it.

  • Fatal accident closes University Boulevard near Charleston Southern University

    Fatal accident closes University Boulevard near Charleston Southern University

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:19:43 GMT
    North Charleston Police continue to work a three vehicle accident that has closed University Boulevard near Charleston Southern University.
    North Charleston Police continue to work a three vehicle accident that has closed University Boulevard near Charleston Southern University.
  • Cres Com Bank on Dorchester Road robbed Thursday

    Cres Com Bank on Dorchester Road robbed Thursday

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:18:54 GMT
    Around noon Thursday police responded to the Cres Com Bank at Dorchester Road and Appian Way in reference to a bank robbery.
    Around noon Thursday police responded to the Cres Com Bank at Dorchester Road and Appian Way in reference to a bank robbery.
  • SC drivers can expect to see lower prices at the pump

    SC drivers can expect to see lower prices at the pump

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:54:38 GMT
    Gas prices in South Carolina average $3.24 per gallon, compared to $3.38 a month ago.Gas prices in South Carolina average $3.24 per gallon, compared to $3.38 a month ago.
    Motorists in South Carolina are paying the lowest price at the pump in over a month and in July began paying less per gallon than a year ago. The downward trend is expected to continue, according to AAA Carolinas.
    Motorists in South Carolina are paying the lowest price at the pump in over a month and in July began paying less per gallon than a year ago. The downward trend is expected to continue, according to AAA Carolinas.
Powered by WorldNow

210 W. Coleman Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Telephone: 843.216.4875
Fax: 843.881.3410
Email: news@wcbd.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.