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March 16, 2014

South Dakota Enacts Texting Ban

The South Dakota Legislature has approved a bill establishing a state-wide ban on texting while driving. The bill went through several forms before the final version which set texting as a secondary offense carrying a fine of $100. Unlike the original version, this bill does not nullify local, stricter bans. In reaction to the bill, a KOTA news story quotes Rapid City's mayor and police chief, who both feel the ban is too weak. Rapid City may soon consider its own ban.

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