South Carolina Lawmakers propose hands-free driving bill

Since 2014, the only law in South Carolina regarding cell phone use while driving has been a ban on texting— a $25 fine if caught.

However, some lawmakers say texting while driving is too hard to prove because drivers who have been pulled over have to admit to texting while driving.

Instead, drivers can claim to be using the phone GPS, music streaming account, or talking on the phone. Thus, Lawmakers have proposed the Driving Under the Influence of an Electronic Device Bill or DUI-E bill that if passed will make any use of a cellphone while driving illegal.

The fine for breaking this law will be raised to $200.