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SD has the highest rate of high school kids who admit to texting and driving

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       SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) _ A new report released this week shows South Dakota has the highest rate of high school-aged teens who admit to texting and driving.
 
       The report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about 61 percent of teen drivers in South Dakota text and drive or send emails while driving. KDLT-TV in Sioux Falls reports that the national average is about 41 percent. 
 
       North Dakota was the second highest state with about 59 percent of teens admitting to texting while driving.
 
       Sioux Falls has had a ban on texting while driving since 2012. The Argus Leader reports that police have issued 34 citations. 
 
       Sioux Falls police spokesman Sam Clemons says teen drivers aren't the only culprits.
 
       The CDC surveyed 13,000 teens around the nation.
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