OnPoint on WACH Fox: Dangers of distracted driving

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) - On this week's edition of OnPoint on WACH Fox we look at the dangers of distracted driving.

People are making decisions when they're behind the wheel that can have severe consequences.

Accidents caused by distracted driving are all too common in South Carolina and throughout the United States. Distracted driving is a leading cause of traf?c accidents and, unfortunately, it's also a leading cause of traf?c deaths.

That's why the South Carolina General Assembly passed a law banning texting while driving, one of the major sources of distracted driving. Unfortunately, the number of distracted drivers continues to grow, as does the number of accidents.

For many school districts, spring break is right around the corner. Then comes prom season and graduation activities.

Law enforcement is reminding teenagers and parents about the dangers of distracted driving and how quickly tragedy can happen because no one ever expects it to happen to them.

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