American Property Casualty Insurance Association
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  • February 6, 2019
  • Protect South Dakota Drivers and Passengers Today
  • PIERRE, S.D. — The American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) released the following statement ahead of today’s consideration of distracted driving legislation (HB 1088) by the South Dakota House of Representatives:   

     

    “Small changes in driver behavior can make a big difference when it comes to making our roads safer for drivers and their passengers,” said Steve Schneider, APCIA vice president of state affairs. “Adopting this bill is an important first step in advancing a hands-free law statewide. We look forward to the swift passage of this legislation by both chambers.”

     

    Though nine South Dakota cities have prioritized highway safety by passing their own local distracted driving ordinances, HB 1088 will create a single, uniform statewide standard for all drivers to follow and require any cellphone use while driving to be hands-free. 

  • Representing nearly 60 percent of the U.S. property casualty insurance market, the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) promotes and protects the viability of private competition for the benefit of consumers and insurers. APCIA represents the broadest cross-section of home, auto, and business insurers of any national trade association. APCIA members represent all sizes, structures, and regions, which protect families, communities, and businesses in the U.S. and across the globe.
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