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In 4 days, Greenville police stop 73 distracted drivers

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One of more than 30 signs reminding drivers of the new distracted driving ban. (File/FOX Carolina) One of more than 30 signs reminding drivers of the new distracted driving ban. (File/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

During the first four days, more than 70 drivers were stopped by Greenville police in wake of the city's new distracted driving law.

Police spokesperson Johnathan Bragg said 71 drivers were warned and two were issued citations between April 1 and April 4.

Since April 1, it is illegal for drivers to use handheld electronic devices while behind the wheel unless they are legally parked.

The city has set up signs warning drivers of the new law. Drivers who have hands-free devices can talk on the phone or use their GPS, as long as they are in compliance with the ordinance.

Drivers who are cited face a $100 fine for the first offense and up to $300 for the third. The law only applies within the city limits of Greenville, which are mapped out online here.

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