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Greer Considers Distracted Driving Ban, No Ban In Spartanburg

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Greer Considers Distracted Driving Ban, Spartanburg Does Not Greer Considers Distracted Driving Ban, Spartanburg Does Not
SPARTANBURG, S.C - Several local cities either have a distracted driving ban in place or are considering a ban, but Spartanburg is not one of them. City leaders say several people asked about a possible ban but City Council members are not discussing one at this time.

Police officers are watching drivers to see how distracted driving affects crashes.

“Our traffic supervisor continually monitors the cause of crashes, and we use that information to determine whether we need to look at that,” Spartanburg Police Department Col. Jennifer Kindall told our coverage partners at the Herald Journal. “It’s not something we’ve taken a stand on one way or another, but we constantly monitor information.”

Col. Kindall says officers are always looking at opportunities to educate the public on the dangers of texting and driving.

Meanwhile, the City of Greer is moving forward with a plan to ban texting and driving.

Greer Communications Manager Steve Owens said City Council meeting, members approved first reading of a new ordinance Tuesday night.

The ordinance will ban you from using a cell phone behind the wheel to text or look at electronic media. This would apply to all public streets, highways and public places such as a parking lot, within the city limits.

If you're caught, the fine would be $100 or 30 days in jail.

You can read more about the distracted driving bans at the Herald Journal by clicking here.
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