MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Police across Minnesota are stepping up enforcement this week against distracted drivers.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said most accidents are caused by drivers using cellphones, GPS navigation, music controls or eating and drinking.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: UK Variant Outbreak Linked To Youth Sports In Carver County, Officials Recommend 2-Week Pause
While it’s legal for most drivers to talk on the phone while driving, it’s against the law to use the Internet or send texts or tweets, even if stopped at a light or stop sign.READ MORE: More Than 1 Million Wisconsin Residents Have Been Vaccinated
The state estimates there were 3,200 texting-while-driving citations issued last year.MORE NEWS: Faces Of COVID: Daryl Kruger, 82, Loved His Grandkids And The MN Twins
Fines can range from $125 to $145 depending on the county.