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Mitchell To Keep City Texting Ordinance

Mitchell To Keep City Texting Ordinance

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The City of Mitchell will keep its own texting while driving ban rather than follow the state ban passed by this year’s legislature. Mitchell Mayor Ken Tracy cast the deciding vote on the issue after the council deadlocked at four votes apiece. The city’s ban makes texting while driving a primary offense, meaning a driver can be pulled over for it. Under the new state law, texting while driving is a secondary offense. The penalty under the city ordinance is 120 dollars, which is 20 dollars more than the state’s penalty. Mitchell is one of eight cities in the state to have its own texting while driving ban. One county also has its own ban in place.

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