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Shakopee Teen Pleads Guilty In Distracted Driving Crash

A 17-year-old female from Shakopee pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges in connection with a July 2014 crash that left a baby with a serious head injury.

01/14/2015

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Husband Of Wife Killed By Distracted Driver: ‘Put Away The Phones’

The husband of a woman killed by a distracted driver urges people to put the phone down while they’re on the road. Thirty-three-year-old Andrea Boeve of Steen was riding her bike, pulling her two daughters behind her, when she was struck and killed in late June. The driver of the pickup truck that hit them admitted he was doing banking on his phone at the time. Last week, Christopher Weber pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide.

11/26/2014

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Man Pleads Guilty In Fatal Minnesota Crash

A former South Dakota National Guardsman has pleaded guilty in a distracted driving crash that killed a Minnesota cyclist. Twenty-five-year-old Christopher Weber of Brandon, South Dakota, entered the plea Monday in Rock County court to criminal vehicular homicide.

11/18/2014

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Study: Technology Aimed To Prevent Distracted Driving, Makes It Worse

Just because you can talk to your car, doesn’t mean you should. Two new studies, out Tuesday morning, take a look at technology aimed at preventing distracted-driving. But those studies say they’re actually making the problem worse.

10/07/2014

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State Fair Exhibit A Wake-Up Call For Distracted Drivers

Most of the things to do at the Minnesota State Fair are fun and entertaining, but there are other features that aim to teach you a lesson. Nina Moini visited an interactive exhibit that serves as a wakeup call for Minnesotans about the dangers of distracted driving.

08/26/2014

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Sen. Klobuchar Cracks Down On Distracted Driving

Senator Amy Klobuchar announced new legislation Saturday that will crack down on distracted driving. The bipartisan legislation introduced by Klobuchar will help fund extra enforcement and public education on distracted driving.

08/02/2014

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SD Man Charged In Death Of Minnesota Bicyclist

A 25-year-old South Dakota man was charged Wednesday with criminal vehicular homicide in a crash that killed a woman who was bicycling with her two daughters in southwestern Minnesota. Authorities believe Christopher Weber of Madison, South Dakota, was distracted by his cellphone.

07/02/2014

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550 Drivers Cited For Texting While Driving

A 10-day distracted driving campaign through the Minnesota Department of Public Safety resulted in 550 drivers being cited for texting while driving.

04/21/2014

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DPS Launches Campaign To Crack Down On Distracted Driving

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety announced Thursday it’s cracking down on distracted driving across the state with a 10-day campaign that will launch Friday.

04/10/2014

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Body Shops See Glut Of Winter-Damaged Cars

Body shops are a busy place to be after that first major snow and ice combination of the year. They’re busy now, and it will likely stay that way until spring. Bob and Carl’s Auto Body and Glass in Osseo looks like a car infirmary, with broken headlights, missing taillights and everything in between. Tony Smith, co-owner at Bob & Carl’s, says the work is piling up. “Still spinning out and we’re still getting work,” Smith said. “Cars are being towed in.”

12/06/2013

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Father Mourns Loss Of Child From Distracted Driving Accident

Vijay Dixit is comforted sitting in a memorial garden created in his daughter’s honor. Shreya was 19 and a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and was coming home with a friend who was driving. The driver crashed.

06/12/2013

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Law Enforcement Cracking Down On Distracted Driving

Law enforcement agencies across Minnesota have a clear message for drivers on Thursday: put down the cell phones and pay attention to the road.

04/18/2013

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Guilty Plea In Fatal Crash From Driver Distracted By Sex

Prosecutors in southern Minnesota are recommending four years in prison for a man who has pleaded guilty to charges in a car crash that killed two women, including one who witnesses say he was having sex with while driving.

10/02/2012

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Police: Distracted Driving Caused Crash That Killed 3 Teens

Authorities have concluded from an investigation that distracted driving is likely the cause of a July 30 crash in western Wisconsin that killed three teenage boys.

08/08/2012

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Behind The Wheel With Police: Catching Distracted Drivers

Distracted driving has been called a national epidemic. The problem is considered so bad, there’s now a push in Washington to adopt a national ban on texting while driving.

07/16/2012

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MN State Trooper Talks Dangers Of Distracted Driving

Part of a statewide campaign involving nearly 400 Minnesota law enforcement officers, law enforcement are making an extra effort to find distracted drivers Thursday.

04/19/2012

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Officers Looking For Distracted Drivers Thursday

Sheriff’s deputies and police officers across Minnesota are making an extra effort Thursday to crack down on distracted drivers, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

04/19/2012

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Statewide Campaign Aims To Curb Distracted Driving

Four-hundred law enforcement officers around the state will be looking extra hard for drivers who are texting starting Thursday.

04/16/2012

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Video Game Helps Distracted Teens Drive Safer

A video game developed by the University of Minnesota is teaching teens the consequences of distracted driving. The internet-based game called “Distraction Dodger” was developed by the U’s Intelligent Transportation Systems Institute.

02/02/2012

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Good Question: Are Cell Phones The Most Distracting?

The National Transportation Safety Board wants every state to ban all cell phones used by drivers — no texting, no talking, not even hands-free. But are cell phones more distracting than any of the other distractions inside our cars?

12/13/2011

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Distracted State Trooper Crashes Into Elrosa Couple

A Minnesota woman is recovering after a distracted Minnesota State Trooper crashed into her car last Friday.

11/21/2011

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Dangers Of Texting, Driving Changes Man’s Life Forever

Some consider it worse than drinking and driving, yet many people text while they are behind the wheel every day.

11/15/2011

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Take A Minute To Think About Distracted Driving.

A quarter of all traffic fatalities in Minnesota this year have been the direct results of DISTRACTED DRIVING. Please take a moment to watch this video….and share with your friends and family.

08/04/2011

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Distracted-Driving Simulator Shows Texting Dangers

With proms and graduation approaching, more teenagers are on the road and so are their phones — which is what worries parents.

05/12/2011

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Time To Vote For Best Ad About Distracted Driving

Five finalists have been chosen, and now it’s the public’s turn to pick the best teen-produced ad about the dangers of distracted driving.

05/11/2011

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