South Dakota Cellphone Ban for Young Drivers Takes Effect

Posted on Jun 28, 2013

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.