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Columbia texting ban in effect now

Mar 30, 2011 8:12:00 PM - thestate.com
The Columbia City Council has unanimously approved a ban on sending cellphone text messages while driving in the city limits.

The law took effect immediately after Tuesday night’s vote. But Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott said his officers will wait about 30 days before they begin writing tickets.

“The important part is to educate the community,” Scott said.

Here are some frequently asked questions about the new law:

Q. Can I still talk on the phone while driving?