Charleston City Council passes ban on texting while driving

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston City Council passed a texting while driving ban Tuesday night.

The new law prohibits looking at or sending texts, email or pictures while driving.

Police officials say for the next 30 days, there will be an informational period where authorities will be informing the public about the new law through signs and media.

Following that, a 30 day warning period will be in effect, where officers will be giving warnings to those found in violation of the law.

After the warning period, citations will be handed out.

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