South Dakota's texting while driving ban will take effect this summer.
Governor Dennis Daugaard has signed HB 1777, which prohibits drivers from using a handheld electronic wireless communication device to write, send or read text-based communications while the vehicle is moving. There are exemptions for contacting emergency services, making phone calls and using hands free technology.
A violation will be enforced as a secondary offense with a fine of $100.
The law goes into effect July 1.