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Does God Believe Cell Phones in Cars Criminal?

Does God Believe Cell Phones in Cars Criminal?

This week I was summoned to appear in court due to an infraction of a recently minted “law” against the use of a cell phone while driving. We find in the Word of God that the whole idea of courts and judges was God’s from the beginning – Exodus 18:21-22.

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Spring Storm to Hit South Dakota

Spring Storm to Hit South Dakota

State Transportation and Public Safety officials are cautioning motorists that travel may become difficult, if not impossible, from late Saturday afternoon into Sunday evening across much of western South Dakota as a strong spring snow storm moves into the state.

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Gov. Daugaard Signs Texting Ban

Gov. Daugaard Signs Texting Ban

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed HB 1177, “An Act to prohibit certain use of handheld electronic wireless communication devices while driving and to provide a penalty therefor.”

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Bill to Ban Speeding, Red Light Cameras Advances in SD House

Bill to Ban Speeding, Red Light Cameras Advances in SD House

HB 1100 to “prohibit the use of certain photo radar speed detection systems and of certain photo monitoring devices to detect red light violations” was heard in the South Dakota House Judiciary Committee today. The bill passed out of committee 11-0.

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South Dakota’s DUI Implied Consent Law Upheld

South Dakota’s DUI Implied Consent Law Upheld

South Dakota Attorney General Jackley announces favorable court rulings regarding the legality of taking of blood under the State’s implied consent laws. The Attorney General’s Office has been assisting county prosecutors in responding to motions to suppress blood samples and test results filed in numerous DUI cases throughout the state.

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SD Cell Phone Ban for Youth Takes Effect July 1

SD Cell Phone Ban for Youth Takes Effect July 1

A new law making it illegal for young drivers to use a cell phone while driving takes effect on Monday, July 1, South Dakota Department of Public Safety officials remind citizens. The law, passed by the 2013 Legislature, prohibits anyone who holds a learner’s permit or a restricted minor’s permit from using any handheld communication device while driving. Generally, such permits are issued to persons between the ages of 14 and 18.

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AMS2000 Ignition Interlock Device manufactured by Guardian Interlock Systems (Photo credit: R. Sheram

SD Testing Results for Ignition Interlock Device Released

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley today released the testing results of the ignition interlock devices. The devices were added to the 24/7 Sobriety Program in October of 2012. Since being added, 119 participants passed 124,771 tests with a pass rate of 99.5%.

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US Supreme Court Issues DUI Decision

US Supreme Court Issues DUI Decision

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley advises that a divided United States Supreme Court has issued an opinion in Missouri v. McNeely concluding that in drunk-driving investigations the natural dissipation of alcohol in the bloodstream does not constitute an exigency in every case sufficient to justify conducting a blood test without a warrant.

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New Type of Traffic Signals in Black Hills Area

New Type of Traffic Signals in Black Hills Area

The South Dakota Department of Transportation is advising motorists that newly installed traffic signals in Rapid City, Black Hawk, and Belle Fourche use the new flashing yellow arrow as part of the signal systems. A flashing yellow arrow means left turns are permitted, but drivers must first yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians before proceeding with caution. The system replaces the solid green “ball” indication as a signal for motorists to proceed through an intersection.

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South Dakota DOT Launches Traveler App

South Dakota DOT Launches Traveler App

The South Dakota Department of Transportation has released a traveler information app for smart phones using the Android operating system and plans to do the same later for iPhones. The South Dakota 511 mobile application provides the same information as SDDOT’s popular SafeTravelUSA website, but in a compatible format with mobile phones.

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