From our News Partners at WCBD-TV:
Mt Pleasant Town Council members voted 6-3 Tuesday night to ban texting while driving in the Town of Mt Pleasant. It will become law if it passes a second reading in September.
Another ordinance that would have banned using handheld electronic devices in automobiles did not pass first reading by a vote of 8-1.
Mt Pleasant Mayor Billy Swails says the town had to do something after state lawmakers failed to pass a statewide ban.
Police Chief Carl Ritchie says this type of ban can be enforced and does include more than just texting.
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