Minnesota Officals Cracking Down On Driver Distraction
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.