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Fountain Inn passes texting and driving ban

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Fountain Inn City Council passes texting and driving ban. (April 10, 2014/FOX Carolina) Fountain Inn City Council passes texting and driving ban. (April 10, 2014/FOX Carolina)
FOUNTAIN INN, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Fountain Inn became the latest city in the Upstate to pass a ban on using cell phones while driving on Thursday.

The City Council unanimously passed the ban in the second and final reading that would ban texting and driving, but would not ban drivers from talking on the phone.

The ban comes after a suggestion by the Fountain Inn Police Department for the city to only have a texting ban.

"It's not a problem to keep your eyes on the road while you are talking, it's a problem when you start pushing those buttons and you are kicking them all around or you are trying to send a message," said Mayor Gary Long.

The adoption is based after the City of Clemson's texting ban and Fountain Inn officials said they have been looking into the model and observing it for several years.

The ban will go into effect in 60 days.

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