Benedit College hosting summit on distracted driving

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Experts from around South Carolina are meeting for the state's first summit on distracted driving.

Benedict College is hosting the event on Thursday in Columbia. Experts plan to discuss ways to reduce crashes that result from distracted driving and ways to inform the public.

The event is open to the public. There is also a career fair with representatives from agencies like the Federal Highway Administration.

South Carolina lawmakers have advanced legislation limiting how drivers use their cell phones behind the wheel. Earlier this month, the House approved a measure banning text messaging and e-mailing while driving.

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