FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP/WVOC) - The Army's largest training installation is increasing penalties for cellphone use while driving.
Fort Jackson provost marshal Major Brad Fisher says the problem is made worse because there is no state law banning cellphone use behind the wheel.
But Fisher says texting and cellphone use while driving have long been banned on the Army base.
He says visitors are being warned they will be fined $75 for phone use while driving.
A second offense means driving privileges are suspended for three months and the penalties increase for additional offenses.
Drivers may use cellphones if the vehicle is parked or if they use a hands-free device.
But Fisher warns that military police will ticket a driver spotted with a cellphone in their hand.