Distracted driving bill stalls in South Carolina Senate

A Senate bill that would strengthen distracted driving laws has stalled in the state legislature.

Senate Bill 186, which was filed by Sen. Luke Rankin, R-Myrtle Beach on Jan. 8, would make it a felony when accidents caused by distracted driving result in a fatality.

According to the bill, motorists could be charged with reckless vehicular homicide when cell phones are a factor and when death occurs within three years of the accident.

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