While driving in Columbia, you can make phone calls, look up contacts, look at a map or even play Angry Birds.
The only thing you cant do is text.
Columbia City Council members unanimously approved a law Tuesday night that spends more time telling you what you can do than what you cant,
The exceptions in the ordinance all hinge on enforceability, said Councilman Brian Newman, the chairman of the citys public safety committee. We have to focus solely on the things we know we can enforce.
We would hope people would not distract themselves using other functions on their phones.
State Sen. Glenn McConnell, R-Charleston, said Tuesday that some local driving-while-texting bans including ones in Camden and Clemson, which allow police to inspect a drivers cell phone to see whether a message was just transmitted may be giving police departments power over citizens at traffic stops they dont have.