The South Carolina Judiciary Committee passed a ban on texting while driving and hopes to see it written into law. The concern is that texting while driving is a major distraction that levels with driving under the influence. The ban if made into law will punish violators through a series of fines and possibly points on your driver's license.
The committee hopes this ban would reduce accidents and injuries on South Carolina highways.
Some cities within the state have bans on texting while driving, however Myrtle Beach has not done so.