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Greenville Holding Public Hearing On Distracted Driving Ban

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A workshop is being held Monday evening to hear the public's opinion on a distracted driving ban.

Some members of Greenville city council, the police department, and the city have comprised an almost ready ordinance that would ban the use of hand held devices behind the wheel.

This bans the use of cell phones and other hand held devices while inside a car, except for first responders and in emergencies.

The city has been working on ways to enforce the ban, this includes giving an officer the power to ticket you if they see you using the device.

There is also an increasing fine for each offense.  The first ticket would produce a $100 fine.

Council members looked at surrounding state's legislation on texting and driving bans, as well as surrounding cities, like Clemson.

Clemson has had a texting while driving ban in place since 2010.

The public hearing will be held at 5:30pm in the city council chambers on the 10th floor of city hall in Greenville.

They hope to present council with a official ordinance by the end of the month.


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