Minnesota Officals Cracking Down On Driver Distraction

Thursday, August 5th, 2010 at 9:50 am

Officals say driver distraction is a leading factor in vehicular crashes in Minnesota which accounts for about a quarter of all crashes annually. Minnesota officals want motorists to put down cell phones whill driving. The state Department of Public Safety is planning a news conference to announce Gov Tim Pawlenty’s “Distraction Free Driving Day.” Nearly 100 Minnesota law enforcement agencies will conduct a one-day crackdown on distracted driving Thursday August 5th.

With the Distraction Free Driving Day, the department’s Office of Traffic Safety is launching a print and radio campaign to educate motorists about Minnesota’s state wide law that bans texting while driving, a law that is already 2 years old.

Comment on this Story

Join the conversation! All fields are required, but your email address will never be published or shared. Your comment will be held for moderation before posting.