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City bans eating while driving...in SD?!
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http://www.keloland.com/newsdetail.cfm/h...?id=140742

Quote: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.

The ordinance will go into effect sometime around the start of the new year, with police giving motorists a grace period while they become familiar with the new law. The fine for texting while driving will be $100, and the fine for distracted driving $15.

Wouldn't have guessed this in South Dakota!
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Apparently there must be a lot of traffic accidents during Sturgis.
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ArcticSplash;49089 Wrote:Apparently there must be a lot of traffic accidents during Sturgis.

Huron isn't near Sturgis.... Most traffic for that rally is in the western part of the state. And on motorcycles. (Used to live in Rapid City....I'd totally move back if I could!)
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So let me get this right. "texting while driving" will be a $100 dollar fine, "distracted driving" such as "eating or reading a newspaper" will be a $15 dollar fine? How the hell does that make any sense! Texting while driving is the same as being "distracted"! How can they justify that reading a newspaper is less distracting? IMHO reading a newspaper is worse! It's bigger and can blow around causing a problem way worse then "texting"


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AndrewG23;49098 Wrote:So let me get this right. "texting while driving" will be a $100 dollar fine, "distracted driving" such as "eating or reading a newspaper" will be a $15 dollar fine? How the hell does that make any sense! Texting while driving is the same as being "distracted"! How can they justify that reading a newspaper is less distracting? IMHO reading a newspaper is worse! It's bigger and can blow around causing a problem way worse then "texting"


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Probably because EVERYONE eats in their car. People have been eating in cars since before cell phones were even invented. People have probably been eating in cars since cars have been invented. Its probably only $15 because they know its ridiculous to ban people from eating.
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Cops around here totally ignore people on cell phones anyway. They could pass all the laws in the world they want....Philly cops won't enforce them.
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What I'm trying to say is I don't find it justifiable to make the amount of the fine different for different things that follow under the same category. That is like saying you get a $15 dollar fine for your taillight being out and a $100 fine for your turn signal being out....

So when are they going to cite each other for operating their laptops and radios while driving?
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AndrewG23;49107 Wrote:What I'm trying to say is I don't find it justifiable to make the amount of the fine different for different things that follow under the same category. That is like saying you get a $15 dollar fine for your taillight being out and a $100 fine for your turn signal being out....

So when are they going to cite each other for operating their laptops and radios while driving?

Better, why don't they just sue the car manufacturers for making radios in cars....

No back seats either. Back seats hold kids, and kids are distracting.
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How are the cops in SD, going to eat Doughnuts and drink Coffe, while Driving? Shrug
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Daycrawler;49123 Wrote:How are the cops in SD, going to eat Doughnuts and drink Coffe, while Driving? Shrug

Laws are only meant for little people.
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