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Proposed texting ban fails in SD

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 12th, 2014

PIERRE (AP) South Dakota won't join 41 other states in banning texting while driving, a special legislative committee decided Tuesday after failing to negotiate a compromise between bans passed by the House and Senate.

The negotiating committee of three senators and three representatives was unable to agree on what fine should be imposed, whether law officers could issue tickets without first stopping drivers for other traffic offenses, and whether cities should be allowed to pass their own bans. The panel voted unanimously to recommend that the Legislature give up on passing a texting ban this year.

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