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South Dakota Drinkers Should Take Bikes or Horses Home

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South Dakota Drinkers Should Take Bikes or Horses Home

South Dakota Drinkers Should Take Bikes or Horses Home

South Dakota Drinkers Should Take Bikes or Horses Home

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South Dakota lawmakers are swimming against the tide of history. At a time of ever-stronger laws against drinking and driving, the state approved a measure that makes it easier to be on the road while drunk. The new state law exempts people from drunken-driving rules, provided they travel on a bicycle or a horse. Gov. Mike Rounds says it's safer if people who've had a few rounds to take those alternative forms of transportation instead of driving a car.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. South Dakota lawmakers are swimming against the tide of history. At a time of ever-stronger laws against drinking and driving, the state approved a measure that makes it easier to be on the road while drunk. The new state law exempts people from drunken-driving rules, provided they are travelling on a bicycle or a horse. Governor Mike Rounds says it is safer if people who've had a few rounds take those alternative forms of transportation instead of driving a car. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.

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