Sioux Falls Texting and Driving Ban Ineffective Thus Far

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Four months or so have gone by since Sioux Falls, South Dakota enacted a ban on texting behind the wheel, yet the difficulty of enforcing this law continues to remain apparent.  Police in the area have issued a scant two citations in that time period.  Residents express skepticism that this is a sign of people cutting their texting habit to comply with the law.  To determine whether or not texting and driving is as prevalent as many citizens assume it to be, a local news crew rolled cameras for about two hours in a bid to spot persons texting at the wheel.  Their investigation determined texting was taking place a couple different times, but there were numerous situations in which a person was looking down.  In those instances, it was difficult to determine if the driver was indeed texting, an obstacle that no doubt impedes enforcement ability.

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