SC texting ban

South Carolina’s Gov. Nikki Haley has signed a bill making it illegal for drivers to text while behind the wheel. The law replaces previously passed bans by various towns and counties across the state.

According to the governor’s office, the law went into effect immediately but drivers will have a 180-day grace period where only warnings will be issued.

South Carolina drivers will be allowed to text when legally parked or stopped, are using a hands-free device, using a GPS system or requesting emergency help.

The penalty for violating the law is currently a $25 fine. South Carolina is now the 49th state to adopt a texting and driving ban; Montana is now the only state without any texting and driving law in their books.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a driver who was distracted or texting at the time of the incident, you may be entitled to compensation.

Contact our car accident lawyers at (866) 947-7449 to schedule a free legal consultation today.