Extra Distracted Driving Enforcement This Week As Hands-Free Law Marks 1-Year AnniversaryIt’s been one year since Minnesota’s hands-free law went into effect, and this week traffic officials are reminding drivers not to fall back into bad habits.
Nearly 10,000 Minnesotans Have Been Cited For Breaking Hands-Free LawMinnesotans appear to be having a hard time adjusting to the hands-free law.
Family Marches For Distracted Driving Awareness In Anoka Halloween ParadeThe family of a woman killed in a crash with a semi-truck marched for distracted driving awareness in the Anoka Halloween Parade Saturday. Two years ago in September, Katie Burkey was killed on Highway 169 after her car was rear-ended. Since her death, her family has advocated for the Hands-Free Law and tougher distracted driving penalties.
More Than 5,000 Citations Given Since 'Hands-Free' Law Went Into EffectAfter years of heartbreak, families of distracted driving victims have new reason to celebrate. For years, they stood side-by-side and begged lawmakers for change.
'Run For Ria': Family & Friends Honor Young Woman Killed In Crash To Raise AwarenessFamily and friends of a young woman killed in a crash are keeping her memory alive.
Report: Man Pleads Guilty To Distracted Driving Crash That Killed Mother, DaughterA 25-year-old Dodge Center man has pleaded guilty in a distracted driving crash that killed a woman and her daughter.
Hudson Enacts Hands-Free Law, Sparking Statewide ConversationIn Wisconsin, a distracted driver crashes every 22 minutes. So earlier this week, the town of Hudson enacted its own hands-free cellphone law.
Minnesotans Embrace New Law During 1st Week As Hands-Free StateMinnesota State Patrol ordered 7,000 hands-free phone devices to give away for free. It's a two-piece set with a magnet that goes on the back of your phone and a clip that attaches to your car air vent.
State Patrol Troopers Pull Over Hundreds Since Implementation Of Hands-Free LawOverall, troopers say they are a bit frustrated. Over the past few months, they've blasted Minnesotans with information on using mounts and not holding your phone, but it seems some habits are hard to break.
St. Paul Police Pull Over Dozens On 1st Day Of Hands-Free LawWCCO rode along as an officer reminded drivers you can't hold your phone to your ear or in your hand even if it's on speaker.
‘No Joke’: Driver Cited For Hands-Free Law Was Texting About The Hands-Free LawPolice in the south metro say a driver was cited Thursday for texting about Minnesota’s new hands-free law the very day it went into effect.
What To Know Before Hands-Free Law Goes Into EffectViolations will cost from $50 to $275 plus court fees depending on the offense. Another important takeaway from the new law is no touching your phone at traffic lights or when waiting in traffic.
Semi Driver Gets Year In Prison For Fatal Distracted Driving CrashSamuel Wayne Hicks issued a brief apology to the victims family before he was led off to jail.
Minnesota Builds Awareness Of New Hands-Free Cellphone LawDepartment of Public Safety officials told reporters Thursday they want to make sure every Minnesotan knows what they can and can't do.
Teen Involved In Deadly Crash Sentenced To 60 Days In JailA teenage driver distracted by her cellphone who pleaded guilty to killing an off-duty Blaine police officer and his wife on their motorcycle has been sentenced to 60 days in jail.