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Mitchell leaders: Texting bill too weak

February 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

The South Dakota Legislature is moving closer to a statewide texting-while-driving ban, but officials in Mitchell think the legislation is too weak.State Sen. Mike Vehle, R-Mitchell, who has long championed a statewide texting ban, said the legislati…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Mitchell leaders: Texting bill too weak

February 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

The South Dakota Legislature is moving closer to a statewide texting-while-driving ban, but officials in Mitchell think the legislation is too weak.State Sen. Mike Vehle, R-Mitchell, who has long championed a statewide texting ban, said the legislati…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OUR VIEW: Legislators need to wake up and ban texting-and-driving

January 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

City councils — and by extension, the people of those cities — have been falling in line over the last year or two to ban the dangerous practice of texting-while-driving.

We’re glad to see that the councils in South Dakota’s largest cities…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Another try for state texting ban

January 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

District 20’s state senator says polls in South Dakota show between 85 and 95 percent of people agree that texting while driving should be banned statewide.

Sen. Mike Vehle, R-Mitchell, plans to again introduce a texting-while-driving ban in the…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Rapid City police chief wants ban on distracted driving

November 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — Rapid City Police Chief Steve Allender says he wants the South Dakota Legislature to pass a state law banning all kinds of distracted driving, including texting while behind the wheel.

The Legislature this year passed a law p…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

GLAD YOU ASKED: More texting-ban signs to be posted

November 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

Q: Why are all the “No Texting While Driving” signs posted at city limits, with none on the busier streets inside Mitchell?

A: Mitchell Chief of Public Safety Lyndon Overweg said the city is awaiting approval to place “No Texting While Drivi…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Seven caught texting while driving since Mitchell ban started

October 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

Since Mitchell’s texting-while-driving ban went into effect in May, seven people have been cited or warned.

“It’s tough out there,” said Maj. Leon Baier, assistant police chief for the Mitchell Police Division. “I knew it was going on,…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Seven caught texting while driving since Mitchell ban started

October 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

Since Mitchell’s texting-while-driving ban went into effect in May, seven people have been cited or warned.

“It’s tough out there,” said Maj. Leon Baier, assistant police chief for the Mitchell Police Division. “I knew it was going on,…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Pennington County bans texting while driving

October 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — The Pennington County Commission has joined a number of other South Dakota local governments in banning texting while driving.

The South Dakota Legislature has refused so far to pass a statewide ban, so some eastern South Dakot…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Woman alleged to have been driving drunk and texting

September 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO A Fargo woman faces felony charges after being accused by police of causing a three-car crash Aug. 3 when she ran a red light while driving drunk and texting at the same time. Continue Reading