User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


57° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Most Popular Today


No Texting While Driving Tickets Given Out In SF

October 20, 2012, 10:04 PM by Hailey Higgins

No Texting While Driving Tickets Given Out In SF
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

For more than three weeks, Sioux Falls police have had the power to ticket anyone they see sending an electronic message while driving within city limits. It's a stiff penalty, up to $200 and 30 days in jail. But zero tickets have been issued so far.

"I'm not really surprised because I think it would be something that's tough to enforce because you have to catch the person in the act," Brendan Hurley said.

"I kind of think they're not looking for it. It's kind of hard to tell because people could sit there and go like this and it's underneath the steering wheel," Jenna Foster said.

"It's hard. You could always say you weren't," Alex Bormann said. "I don't see how they're going to prove it."

And while police have yet to give a single ticket for someone texting while driving, the people we spoke with say they still see it happening.

"I think it's kind of crazy," Foster said. "I still see people doing it. Most of the time I'm in a car with someone, they're doing it."

"I'll be honest. I still do but it's always at a stop light like if I'm stopped," Bormann said.

And while texting still happens on Sioux Falls roads, drivers we spoke with are happy the ordinance was passed. 

"It would be so wasteful to have an injury or death caused by something as avoidable as texting while driving. So hopefully it gets more serious; hopefully they crack down on it and can prevent some serious injury or death of someone in Sioux Falls," Hurley said.

Sioux Falls is the only city in South Dakota with a texting ban.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Homeowner, Firefighter Dead After Overnight House Fire

4/13/2015 7:34 AM

According to Brandon Police Chief David Kull, 47-year-old homeowner David Smith was transported to a Sioux Falls hospital where he was pronounced dead...

Full Story
Procession Held For Fallen Volunteer Firefighter

4/13/2015 10:49 AM

Several law enforcement agencies assisted in a procession to transport a firefighter who died in a Brandon house fire.

Full Story
6 Arrested In Sex Trafficking Investigations

4/13/2015 10:15 AM

The arrests were made following investigations into sex trafficking in Sioux Falls by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation and Internet...

Full Story
Man Arrested For 1989 Minnehaha County Homicide

4/17/2015 9:47 AM

57-year-old Kim Leroy Aune was arrested by authorities in Lee County, Florida in connection with the 1989 death of Kimberly Eidsness.

Full Story
11 Year Old SF Student Faces Drug & Assault Charges

4/16/2015 12:12 PM

An 11-year-old Patrick Henry Middle School student is charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon after bringing a BB gun to school.

Full Story


Events