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City in South Dakota Bans Eating While Driving

Home - by - December 4, 2012 - 18:00 America/New_York - 24 Comments

What about picking your nose?  (Definitely eating it is outlawed. So this guy is screwed.)

How about ball scratching?

Gum chewing? ( I guess they would have to prove when you unwrapped it.)

How about ads on the side of the road? Amber alerts? Road signs in general?

Beautiful trees? Definitely a distraction.

Joking aside, you know what the true agenda is here…. SMOKING IN YOUR OWN CAR WILL BE OUTLAWED.

From KELOLAND

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.

 

» 24 Comments

  1. Xavier

    December 4th, 2012

    It’s carte blanche for the police to pull over any motorist for no reason other than “unsafe eating”.

    Welcome to 1939.

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  2. Left Coast Dan

    December 4th, 2012

    It is possible to eat and drive in a pretty safe manner, particularly when the driving environment isn’t bad. It is possible to eat and drive in an unsafe manner too. The problem is that these specific laws don’t allow for any judgement. Which is what judges are supposed to do – use their judgement for the current case. Every police unit should have a camera by now, and cops should be able to simply submit video with their account of why the driver was a danger to himself and to others. Stop making all these specific laws, and enforce basic reckless driving!

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  3. Xavier

    December 4th, 2012

    Ma’am, my surplus TSA spectrometer shows you committed a one cheek sneak about a half a mile back.

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  4. Plain Jane

    December 4th, 2012

    An Agenda 21 town perhaps?

    Pretty soon the left will ban smoking tobacco while driving, but give awards to those who smoke pot while driving.

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  5. Diann

    December 4th, 2012

    Scratch that off of Michelle’s possible vacation spots.

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  6. Jethro

    December 4th, 2012

    “Amber alerts”…
    They installed digital message boards above the Baltimore beltway a few years back. Every time they place a message on the boards the traffic grinds to a halt at each one. Quite often, there are rear-ender accidents at these traffic jams due to some dumbass focusing on the sign and not paying attention to the road.

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  7. Ten Megaton

    December 4th, 2012

    So you can eat your own boogers in Huron, just don’t do it while driving.

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  8. Kairn

    December 4th, 2012

    And the next thing you know, they’ll ban eating while sitting on your sofa because you can’t control the TV clicker and eat at the same time, dontcha know.

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  9. aleon

    December 4th, 2012

    “fine for distracted driving $15.”
    So Stevie Wonder gets a pass?

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  10. Noelegy

    December 4th, 2012

    I once was run off the road and into the ditch by a soccer mom in a Ford Expedition who failed to yield the right of way–and then swerved into my lane–because she was turned around fussing with her daughter in the back seat. I got a real good look at her before she hit me; she never even saw me. Are we now going to ban driving with kids in the back seat?

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  11. Kairn

    December 4th, 2012

    @Noelegy,
    If everybody adhered to the left’s mandate for birth control, gay marriage, and abortion there would be no children in the back seat to distract a driver.

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  12. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    December 4th, 2012

    SD? isn’t that under Dashole ND?

    So it only affects 25 people.

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  13. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    December 4th, 2012

    Hot chicks on sidewalks need banning. One Mega distraction.

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  14. Freeshiticus

    December 4th, 2012

    Farting in church should be illegal. Of course if you worship Satan at your local mosque it would be encouraged and you should bean-up hours before Friday prayers.

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  15. Edith McCrotch

    December 4th, 2012

    It always ends up to get to us smokers.

    The law will eventually be revised to include banning smoking while driving…then the fast food lobby will pay off the politicians to revise the ban (citing a commerce clause)which will remove the food eating ban(and anything else) but leave the smoking ban in place.

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  16. Debbie

    December 4th, 2012

    This is near me, and I agree with this one. If you come flying at me at any speed, you need both dick beaters on the wheel, not on your Big Mac.

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  17. Bad Brad

    December 4th, 2012

    Debbie, Is a dick beater the same thing as a penis pummeler? You should see the idiots where I live Texting in traffic. It’s actually fun to watch.

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  18. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    December 4th, 2012

    Hey, I like a good barbecue while at the wheel as much as the next guy.

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  19. Nutjob

    December 4th, 2012

    I’ll bet they’d consider getting a blowjob or cocksucking dangerous while driving too, but being same sex city commisioners might start getting tickets…they’ll let that 1 slide.

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  20. i hate all you republicans

    December 5th, 2012

    SMOKING IN YOUR OWN CAR WILL BE OUTLAWED.

    y’all quit cryin’, it’s bad for the upholstery… hurts your resale

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  21. Nutjob

    December 5th, 2012

    @we know you hate people who don’t believe as you do democrat,
    SMOKING IN YOUR OWN CAR WILL BE OUTLAWED.

    y’all quit cryin’, it’s bad for the upholstery… hurts your resale.

    That didn’t take to awful long to flush out a polesmoking troll.
    Its not your freaking money, polesmoking and spreading aids raises your rates and mine likewise, so wheres your outrage or call for a ban on it?

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  22. Dadof3

    December 5th, 2012

    To two posts up:

    Anyone who hates the good people of the world is easy to dismiss and pick out of a crowd.

    Never hired an immature hateful ass that hates what’s good in the world. Never will. Not good for business.

    You will always be unhappy and full of negativity trying to bring everyone down to your level.

    Next.

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  23. Edith McCrotch

    December 5th, 2012

    Why you hatin’ ?

    Who ever said I was going to resale my car?

    Grab your opinion with both dick beaters and shove it up your presumptious ass.

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  24. Mz BallBreaker

    December 5th, 2012

    NAW Edith….”i hate blah blah” would love shoving his own dick up his ass or anyone else’s for that matter….he will take all he can take up his manhole,…Oboobiephile POS…

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