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Greenville asks for public opinion on distracted driving ban

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce recently posted a survey online asking for the public to weigh in on the debate over using cell phones and other hand held devices while driving.

The survey comes after city council members, their legal team and police met in September to craft an ordinance that would put officers on the lookout for people on their phones as they drive.

If the ban is passed, offenders would have a gradual penalty system, where first-time offenders could get a penalty of up to $100, second-time offenders receiving a $200 fine, etc. The city said the court could also potentially seize the texter's device.

The ban would have exemptions for emergencies and first responders, the city said.

"Hands free" devices would be allowed under the ban.

Take the survey here: http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e8qumtx9hpyc1zhg/a01svhq9wqun0/questions

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