Minnesota Surpasses 300 Traffic Deaths In 2017According to preliminary data, the state Office of Traffic Safety says 306 people have died on Minnesota roads since Jan. 1.
Teen Driver Accused Of Snapchatting Seconds Before Fatally Hitting CyclistA 16-year-old girl is accused of using Snapchat behind the wheel last spring seconds before she fatally hit a bicyclist in southern Minnesota.
Are New Dashboard Technologies Just Another Distraction?The infotainment technology that automakers are cramming into the dashboard of new vehicles is making drivers take their eyes off the road and hands off the wheel for dangerously long periods of time, an AAA study says.
Study: 1 In 3 Driving In School Zones Are DistractedIn general, the afternoon pick up time is more dangerous than the morning drop off.
After Near Miss Video, Patrol Urges Drivers To Pay AttentionThe State Patrol is encouraging drivers to put away phones and other distractions after a video taken over the weekend shows a motorist nearly get hit head-on by a suspected distracted driver.
Memorial Day Marks Start Of Deadly Stretch On Minnesota RoadsMemorial Day through Labor Day marks the 100 deadliest days on Minnesota roads.
Police: Teen Cyclist Hit By Distracted Driver In WoodburyWoodbury police say charges are pending after a distracted driver struck and injured a teen cyclist Friday morning.
Patrol Catches Over 1,000 Drivers Using Phones In 2 WeeksThe State Patrol says about 6,000 people were cited for using their phones while driving in 2016.
More Than 1,000 Distracted Driving Citations Issued In CrackdownPublic safety officials say that state troopers and local police agencies across Minnesota handed out more than 1,000 citations for distracted driving during an enhanced enforcement period last month.
'Toward Zero Deaths' Campaign Targets Teen DriversOver the past decade, motor vehicle crashes have been the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths for teens and young adults in Minnesota.
State Officials Stepping Up Crackdown On Distracted DrivingSylvie Tikalsky is Joe's now 17-year-old granddaughter. She wasn't a driver at the time of his death, but she's vowed to never text and driver. She hopes her peers will join her.
Law Enforcement Cracking Down During Distracted Driving Awareness Month April marks Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and multiple law enforcement agencies hit the streets Wednesday in an effort designed to combat the problem.

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