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Distracted Driving

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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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Minn. Law Agencies Get Tough On Distracted Drivers

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.

04/21/2011

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Riding Shotgun With State Patrol

Nearly 400 agencies have stepped up patrols to ticket drivers who exhibit distracted driving behavior.

04/21/2011

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Teens, Law Enforcement Announce Distracted Driving Enforcement

The Department of Public Safety, along with teens from East Ridge High School’s SADD chapter, announced an effort Wednesday to get Minnesota teens to stop driving while distracted.

04/20/2011

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Contest Asks Teens To Address Distracted Driving

Minnesota teenagers concerned about the dangers of distracted driving have the chance to share their thoughts and creativity with their peers — and maybe win a little cash.

01/20/2011

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Wis. Texting-Driving Ban Goes Into Effect Wed.

Wisconsin law enforcement is gearing up to look for texting drivers. A new law goes into effect Wednesday that fines first-time violators $20 to $400.

11/29/2010

9/23/10 Chad Hartman 12pm Hour

In his first hour on Thursday, Chad discussed distracted driving and people that flick cigarette butts out their car windows…

09/23/2010

Charges in Distracted Driving Crash that Killed Child

Jessica Howe was reaching for cell phone when she slammed into another car, killing 14-month old passenger.

06/03/2010

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