Can I text while driving in South Carolina?

In June 2014, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed a law into action banning texting while driving. There was a 6 month grace period that ended near the beginning of December 2014.

Drivers may be found in violation of the law if they are seen composing, reading, or sending a message. A message can be described as a standard text, a SMS message, instant messaging, etc...

A driver may text if he or she is legally stopped at a red light or stop sign, is using a GPS tracking device, or is a public safety official on duty.