This past Friday, texting drivers in the city of Mitchell, South Dakota may have been in for a rude awakening. That’s because enactment of a ban on texting at the wheel finally took place, which means that drivers in Mitchell can now face a fine of $150 if they get caught texting and driving. The city’s assistant police chief explained that a crash involving a serious injury or even a fatality would be grounds for the seizure of a cellphone for evidentiary purposes. Under the new law, drivers can’t even text at a stop light. The move came after South Dakota lawmakers opted not to pass a statewide ban on texting until at least 2014.
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