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South Dakota now bans texting and driving

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This is an example of the texting and driving billboards going up across South Dakota. This is an example of the texting and driving billboards going up across South Dakota.

South Dakota's texting and driving ban takes effect on Tuesday.  

At the same time, the state will also launch a public education campaign to get people to quit.  The campaign includes billboards placed in high-traffic, densely-populated areas across the state, according to Lee Axdahl, director of the Office of Highway Safety.  The billboards will go up this week.

A statewide education campaign was part of the law that passed about the dangers of texting and driving.  The focus will primarily be on billboards and radio ads so the state can direct target drivers directly.

The campaign will be larger than past efforts and the ads will be graphic.

The state will spend about $200,000 in the year-long campaign.

 

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