Hands-Free Cellphone Bill Advances In Minnesota LegislatureA bill requiring drivers to use hands-free phones took a major step forward Monday at the Minnesota Capitol. It could become law as soon as Aug. 1.
Law Enforcement To Crack Down On Distracted DrivingBeginning Monday and running through April, officers will be working overtime to both crackdown on violators and change driver behavior.
Minnesota Senate OKs Hands-Free Driving Bill, All But Assuring PassageHands-free bills have been proposed for ten years at the Minnesota State Capitol, including last year when a hands-free bill went nowhere in the Minnesota Senate.
Reality Check: Will A Hands-Free Bill Curb Distracted Driving Deaths?Minnesota's Office of Traffic Safety reports distracted driving is a factor in 20 percent of crashes in the state. Even worse, it causes an average of 53 deaths and 216 serious injuries every year. 
Minnesota's Hands-Free Device Bill Passes 1st CommitteeLegislative leaders have said they expect hands-free legislation will be enacted this year, and with bipartisan support.
Minnesota May Require Drivers To Use Hands-Free CellphonesMinnesota may soon require drivers to use hands-free cellphones on the road, triple the penalties on people who text and drive, and even treat distracted drivers who cause injury or death the same as drunken drivers.
‘We Miss Her Every Single Day’: Family Backs Bill To Toughen Distracted Driving PenaltiesMinnesota Republican State Senator David Osmek of Mound wants to make penalties for crashes caused by distracted driving equal to drunk driving. The law would only apply in cases involving injuries or death.
Driver Speaks Out After Distracted Teen Crashes Into His SemiA teen walked away from a crash after admitting he was distracted while driving. State troopers hope what happened will serve as a warning to other drivers to put the phone down and keep your eyes on the road.
State Patrol Warns Of Distracted Driving After Teen Crashes Into Semi The Minnesota State Patrol is warning against the dangers of distracted driving after a teenager crashed his vehicle into the back of a semi-truck.
AG Seeks Tougher Penalties For 1st-Time Distracted Driving OffendersIn the four years from 2013 to 2017, Minnesota experienced the loss of 265 lives ended at the hands of a distracted driver.
Caught On Tape: Distracted Driver Runs Red Light, Strikes New Hope Officer’s SquadLaw enforcement officials have released dash cam video of a distracted driver running a red light and striking a New Hope police officer’s vehicle.