A 24-year-old Minnetonka woman faces a felony charge for allegedly hitting and seriously injuring a pedestrian last June while texting and driving. Stephanie Deloye is charged with one count of criminal vehicular operation, court documents show. If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of three years in prison and/ or a $10,000 fine.
Driving can be dangerous for any new teen driver, but research shows that adding texting to the mix makes matters much worse. Sending or reading a text message distracts most teenage drivers for 4.6 seconds. At 55 mph, it’s like driving the entire length of a football field while blind. Lt. Jeff Schlumpberger with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office says it’s illegal to text and drive in Minnesota.
In the midst of prom and graduation season, police in the Twin Cities area will conduct extra enforcement Thursday in effort to reduce distracted driving – especially texting while driving.
The name says it all: TXT4Life. Minnesota lawmakers are moving to add the text message-based suicide prevention program to the existing statewide phone hotline, citing figures from a pilot program in northeastern Minnesota that show teens would rather send a text than make a call for help.
Authorities in Hennepin County are launching a smartphone app for crime tips. The sheriff’s office unveils its app Thursday.
National studies show our kids are flunking when it comes to a basic skill — being able to write.
Rollover, 4G, text, talk and bundle.
It is now known that distracted driving was to blame for a crash that killed a 17-year-old girl in southern Minnesota last month.
It is estimated Americans spend about 2.7 hours a day on cell phones. All that talking — and texting — can literally be a pain in the neck.
After three separate robberies and beatings, the University of Minnesota is cautioning students to avoid being distracted by their cell phones.
Distracted driving has been called a national epidemic. The problem is considered so bad, there’s now a push in Washington to adopt a national ban on texting while driving.
Here is a French public service announcement aimed towards those who feel they can drive and text.
A news report you have got to see. Detroit 3rd Circuit Judge Wade McCree has been accused of sexting his court bailiff. The report seems comical on a serious topic. The Judge, he has no […]
Authorities issued nearly 100 citations and pulled over more than 2,400 drivers who were texting last Thursday — Distracted Driving Day.
Sheriff’s deputies and police officers across Minnesota are making an extra effort Thursday to crack down on distracted drivers, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.