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Jackie Hendry

Project Stand Up was first used to text anonymous drug tips to law enforcement. Now it’s expanding to cover concerns about school safety, making South Dakota the 7th state in the nation with such a program. 

By texting the word SAFE to the Project Stand Up number, users answer prompts about the potential threat. Those messages are monitored in real time and sent to appropriate law enforcement and school administrators.

Committee Bans Teen Texting and Driving

Feb 4, 2013

A bill to prohibit young people from using cell phones while driving is gaining traction in Pierre.

The bill prohibits those with learner and restricted permits from using electronic devices while driving.   It’s part of a package of new legislation that came out of a task force looking at teen driving safety.

SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray listened to committee testimony and has today’s Dakota Digest.