House passes texting ban on to Senate - KOTA Territory News

House passes texting ban on to Senate


       PIERRE, S.D. (AP) _ The South Dakota House has passed a statewide texting ban.
       Legislators have voted 53-17 in support of the measure. It would allow law enforcement to charge texting drivers a $25 fine if they've been pulled over for another violation.
       The bill also includes funding for a public information campaign.
       Supporters of the measure say the ban and education campaign will be enough to discourage many drivers from texting.
       Critics say local governments should retain the right to make their own driving ordinances. The bill would supplant other local policies on texting while driving.
       Even some supporters of the measure say they hope an amendment will be added to return some authority to local governments.
       The measure now goes on to the state's Senate for review.


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