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In terms of statewide laws, only three states have not yet placed restrictions on cell phone use while driving. South Carolina is one of those states. However, on April 1, a distracted driving ordinance will go into effect in the city of Greenville. In particular, the ordinance bans the use of handheld mobile phones while driving.

Initially, city officials considered a narrower ban on texting while driving, but statistics from other cities and states ultimately convinced the City Council to vote unanimously in favor of extending the ban to include all handheld devices. A ban on texting alone would have also posed enforcement difficulties for police.

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