Bill Would Ban Handheld Cell Phones While Driving, Including GPSAt least 70 people die on Minnesota roads every year from distracted driving.
DPS: Minn. Drivers Texting More; Seat Belt Use Also IncreasedThe number of drivers distracted by their cell phones on Minnesota roads continues to rise, according to new numbers from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
Semi Driver In Fatal Crash Was On Cellphone, Charges AllegeThe semi's in-cabin camera showed the driver had, at one point, been looking at his phone for eight seconds at one point.
Families Of Distracted Driving Victims Rally For Tougher LawsIn an emotional display of unity, victim's families stood together Thursday at the state Capitol. They rallied for a law that allows drivers to only use phones if they are using hands-free devices.
Was The Engineer In The Fatal Amtrak Crash Distracted?Federal investigators in the deadly Amtrak wreck want to know whether the engineer was distracted by a second person in his cab as his train hurtled into a curve at more than twice the speed limit.
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.

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