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Timberline
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:31:15 AM

HURON, SD -

Huron is the latest city in South Dakota to ban texting while driving.

The ordinance approved by the City Commission on Monday night also encompasses distracted driving. Mayor Dave McGirr says that includes everything from eating pizza to reading a newspaper while driving. The ordinance also bars drivers with learners' permits from talking on a phone while driving.
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DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 1:21:04 AM

the fines need to be huge
bston
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 1:06:33 AM

Will be hard to enforce.
Skunk63
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:57:21 PM

You don't need a new law to ticket someone for distracted driving. Texting, talking, eating, putting on make-up, driving with your dog in your lap...they're all likely to cause the same problem. So why not just use the existing law to combat the texting phenomenon?
danny999
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 4:39:45 AM

Can't believe so many States have wimped out on passing NO TEXTING laws.Must be cause THEIR KIDS do it.
iFueler
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 1:42:22 AM

uniform rules/laws are needed
PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:33:23 AM


Perhaps the cold weather in Huron makes them very slow.
jl1rp
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:43:38 PM

Texting ban sould be in all state's.
andy1024
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:23:56 PM

Should follow up with smart ways to enforce the ban.
doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:23:32 PM

Whatever, there are laws against stealing, murder, rape, battery and arson... and funny how the laws do not stop people from still doing it.
RitaVespa
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:23:06 PM

It is banned in a lot of places. However, will it be enforced?
Ply440GTX
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:12:53 PM

Can this also include yelling at your kids in the back seat??? They are quite the distraction as well...
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:09:15 PM

Good.
Pramodsharma
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:53:41 PM

Text-ing while driving is becoming real bad practice. How to get rid off?
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 7:56:06 PM

Good luck on enforcing this...
csblesson
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 7:27:29 PM

It is needed. No one need to die because of a texting idiot
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 7:22:44 PM

OK
Eugenian
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 7:17:33 PM

It needs to be more than a slap on the wrist.
04LTC
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:58:52 PM

OMGosh!
kag2010
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:53:34 PM

What a joke.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:20:12 PM

This should be a matter of common sense, however the lack of common sense maybe be even a greater concern
wldhrs1
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 5:56:12 PM

What a joke. Distracted driver fine $15? That's not even a slap. That's the cost of a decent meal.

Taxrefugee
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 5:17:27 PM

Hang up and drive!!
Discovery02
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 3:50:02 PM

Drive when you're behind the wheel, chew when you're behind a pizza. Makes good common sense.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 3:48:27 PM

It needs to be a Fed policy.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 2:17:39 PM

Duh!
bwp9970
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 2:15:45 PM

Good
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 2:04:33 PM

GREAT ......GET IT DONE.......
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 1:37:26 PM

It doesn't say they budgeted more money for the cops to begin patrolling for pizza-eating and texting drivers. Oh no, they can just work that in with their lax schedule because there's no crime that needs to be fought, right?

jakessoccermom
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 1:23:17 PM

It's about time don't you think.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:49:35 PM

Makes sense to me.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:42:48 PM

I don't like idiots who text & drive.
orphancarguyPE
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:34:45 PM

Only learners are banned from talking on a cell? What sort of insane goofy law is this?

Jail time for EVERYONE--that's the only way. Yeah, I have a cell phone, just not when driving. Disagree? Fine, don't come whining when your whole family is crushed to death/decapitated when some trucker with a load of steel pipes on the road for 18 hours and busy texting his girlfriend runs over their car, okay? Or when some teenager talking on a cell slams into you at a red light leaving you a paraplegic. Or some real estate agent doing a deal backs out of a driveway and runs over your daughter on her bicycle.

As fall as the steel pipe and decapitation story, yes--that did happen locally. Car stopped in its own turn lane, signalling a left turn, and trucker drifting along at speed. They never stood a chance even with seat belts and airbags.
Buickdriver7
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:28:14 PM

Don't text...it's just common sense!!
beale055
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:20:20 PM

Makes it more dangerous. More of an effort is made to hide the fact that you are texting.
Skunk63
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:17:28 PM

What about driving with your eyes closed? Under this ban, that is still perfectly legal?

No bans are needed. Just enforce the existing laws on distracted driving.
dr047
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:16:58 PM


WHAT? ... reread that last one
fowlcan
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:54:10 AM

Any plan that bans texting,reading email, phone calls,reading maps ect should be banned PERIOD.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:47:28 AM

Good start.
oilfreak
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:28:59 AM

I'd wish this became federal law.
ErnieK9LO
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:14:47 AM

Bar texting while driving. The texters need ot have their head examined.
md11capt
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:14:20 AM

Nice.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:09:38 AM

Good
lesabreAZ
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:59:26 AM

kids don't talk on the phone anymore, just text. Hit them the hardest.
scu227
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:54:05 AM

Also needs to be enforced !!!!!!!
darkform
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:53:48 AM

They should. I just saw an accident yesterday involving a girl that was texting.
bbchevy
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:49:06 AM

This won't stop people.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:42:01 AM

should be national, we nedd something ike MATT
"mothers against texting twits"

[Edited by: humblepie at 12/4/2012 10:44:31 AM EST]
triciableskin
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:41:28 AM

a phone in a car should be used for emergency only not lesiure
johton
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:37:53 AM

Hard to believe a town of 13K would have much of a problem, but they must.
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