SD House Panel Looks At Texting Ban For Drivers
February 1, 2012, 5:51 AM
PIERRE, SD -
A South Dakota House panel is looking at a measure that would ban texting by drivers in most circumstances.
The measure would prohibit the use of cell phones and other handheld devices to write, send or read text-based communications while driving.
It would allow the use of handheld devices to make voice calls or make emergency communications. Devices that use hands-free technology also could be used while driving.
The House State Affairs Committee had scheduled a hearing on the bill Wednesday.
The South Dakota Legislature has rejected similar bills in past years.
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