Law enforcement agencies across Minnesota have a clear message for drivers on Thursday: put down the cell phones and pay attention to the road.
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.
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.
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.
Part of a statewide campaign involving nearly 400 Minnesota law enforcement officers, law enforcement are making an extra effort to find 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.
Four-hundred law enforcement officers around the state will be looking extra hard for drivers who are texting starting Thursday.
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.
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?
A Minnesota woman is recovering after a distracted Minnesota State Trooper crashed into her car last Friday.
Some consider it worse than drinking and driving, yet many people text while they are behind the wheel every day.
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.
With proms and graduation approaching, more teenagers are on the road and so are their phones — which is what worries parents.
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.
Minnesota State Trooper Tim Koehler’s seen it all. Recently, a naked driver reading the bible almost hit one of his coworkers. Last summer, he pulled over a guy who had rigged up a television set so he could watch TV while driving.
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