Texting While Driving
Starting this weekend, some things are about to change in Minnesota.
Minnetonka police say a texting driver led authorities on a 10-mile chase through the Twin Cities Tuesday afternoon. Police says the driver, who was in what appeared to be a gray sedan with out-of-state registration, fled from officers who were trying to pull them over for texting while driving at about 3 p.m. near Hopkins Crossroad in Minnetonka.
A 10-day distracted driving campaign through the Minnesota Department of Public Safety resulted in 550 drivers being cited for texting while driving.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety announced Thursday it’s cracking down on distracted driving across the state with a 10-day campaign that will launch Friday.
Eric Zajkowski’s social studies class had a unique assignment on Thursday. The students spent their day outside on a cold parking lot in Arden Hills, which more closely resembled a Hollywood movie set. Sophomores, juniors and seniors in Zajkowski’s class at Hmong College Prep Academy in St. Paul are making public service announcement videos, and a powerful statement that can save lives.
Law enforcement agencies across Minnesota have a clear message for drivers on Thursday: put down the cell phones and pay attention to the road.
You take your eyes off the road only for a few moments to respond to a text, but all it takes is seconds to crash. A new national campaign called “It Can Wait” was recently launched to prevent young people from texting while driving. But it turns out that it’s not just teenagers who are texting while driving.
Here is a French public service announcement aimed towards those who feel they can drive and text.
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?
More states are making texting and driving illegal, but the number of people across the U.S. doing that has increased by 50 percent last year.