Texting and Driving Ban Gets Approval of South Dakota Senate Committee

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South Dakota is yet another state that might make 2013 the year lawmakers get tough on texting at the wheel.  Today, the Senate Transportation Committee voted to approve a measure that would make it illegal for all drivers to text while driving.  The bill will now go in front of the entire Senate for a vote.  Previous efforts to pass such a ban have failed, but proponents of such a measure believe that with so many cities throughout the state having passed their own laws targeting the dangerous habit in the recent past, the bill can finally ride a wave of public support to passage.  If passed, those cities would have to bring their ordinances into compliance with the state measure.

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