NTSB, SCDOT rally behind South Carolina distracted-driving legislation

The National Transportation Safety Board and the S.C. Department of Transportation on Tuesday spoke favorably of state legislation that would make it illegal for drivers to hold a phone, call, text or watch a video, among other things. If enacted, the South Carolina Hands-Free Act, Senate Bill 723, would help save lives and reduce injuries, NTSB safety advocate Stephanie Shaw and SCDOT Secretary Christie Hall testified Tuesday…