Pennington County Commissioners passed a ban on texting while driving on October 1st. A KOTA new report states that violators may face a $200 fine, but the ban does not extend into Rapid City or other cities. Several East River communities already have texting bans. A state-wide ban was considered by the South Dakota legislature but was not passed.
More on the work of the Pennington County Commissioners can be found in the archive.