Distracted Driving

Distracted Driver Talks About Crash That Killed Mother Of 2On Monday, a distracted driver will talk for the first time about the crash that killed a 33-year-old mother. Last June, 25-year-old Christopher Weber picked up his cell phone to make a bank transaction while he was driving in Rock County.
After Injuring Baby In Crash, Teen Speaks Out On Distracted Driving Distracted driving killed 48 people on Minnesota roads last year. A texting teenager nearly made that number 49. Shyann Ericksen hit another car head-on in Eagan last summer. She sat down with WCCO-TV to talk about the crash.
DPS: 909 Cited For Texting & Driving Last WeekThe Minnesota Department of Public Safety says more than 900 drivers were cited for distracted driver during their six-day enforcement period last week. Officials say 909 people were pulled over and ticketed between April 13 and April 18 for texting and driving in the state.
Woman Charged In Fatal Crash Sentenced To Year Of ProbationA Hatton woman accused of causing a fatal crash while using her cellphone while driving will not spend time in jail. Twenty-year-old Abby Sletten had faced a felony negligent homicide charge in the May 2014 death of 89-year-old Phyllis Gordon, of Ada, Minnesota.
Metro High School Stages Powerful Mock Car CrashWith prom season upon us, high school students are hearing about the effects of drinking and driving. Mock crashes are common this time of year, but a Twin Cities high school is taking theirs to new heights.
Police To Crack Down On Distracted DriversPolice across Minnesota are stepping up enforcement this week against distracted drivers. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says most accidents are caused by drivers using cellphones, GPS navigation, music controls or eating and drinking.
State Patrol Putting The Brakes On Distracted DriversMore than 300 law enforcement agencies across the state are on the lookout for drivers who are texting.
Shakopee Teen Pleads Guilty In Distracted Driving CrashA 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.
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.
Man Pleads Guilty In Fatal Minnesota CrashA 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.
Study: Technology Aimed To Prevent Distracted Driving, Makes It WorseJust 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.
State Fair Exhibit A Wake-Up Call For Distracted DriversMost 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.