South Carolina Text Messaging and Cell Phone Laws

Cell Phone and Texting Laws

South Carolina has no prohibitions or limitations on cell phone use and it is one of the remaining 3 states with no prohibition on texting while driving. Attempts have been made periodically to prohibit texting but have always run into serious opposition in the legislature.

Currently, as of 2013, the state's House of Representative has approved a watered down anti-texting bill but it has run into opposition in the Senate (surprise, surprise). In summary, you're pretty much free to do whatever you want with a mobile device while operating a motor vehicle in the State of South Carolina. 

Other South Carolina Information

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