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Mayor: Mitchell will wait on Legislature’s decision on texting, driving

December 24, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Four SD cities have already enacted ban – Sioux Falls, Huron, Watertown and Brookings.

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Huron enacting ban on texting while driving

December 4, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The ordinance approved by the City Commission on Monday night also encompasses distracted driving. Continue Reading

Distracted teen driving is focus of Alexandria event

May 17, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Here’s a pop quiz: What is the number one threat to teenagers?
Hint: It’s not drugs or crime.
The answer is traffic crashes. Continue Reading

Tackling ‘epidemic’ of texting while driving

April 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Although 95 percent of people realize the danger of text messaging from behind the wheel, 35 percent admitted to sending or reading a message while on the road in the last month, according to a 2011 AAA survey.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is holding a distracted driving campaign this week aimed at increasing education on the issue. Continue Reading

OPD joins efforts statewide against distracted driving

April 26, 2011 in The Osakis Review

Minnesota Department of Public Safety offers tips to deter driving distractions Continue Reading

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MN Law Enforcement Cracks Down on Distracted Drivers

April 21, 2011 in WDAZ

Minnesota State Trooper Tim Koehler’s seen it all. Recently, a naked driver reading the bible almost hit one of his coworkers. Last summer, he pulled over a guy who had rigged up a television set so he could watch TV while driving. Continue Reading

Grant helps Minn. officers nab inattentive drivers

April 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Federal money is paying for the one-day crackdown on distracted drivers across Minnesota.
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Minnesota law agencies get tough today on distracted drivers

April 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

If you’re driving, put down that cellphone or sandwich. Law enforcement agencies across Minnesota are cracking down on distracted driving today. Open the article link, then scroll down to see two new public service ads about texting while driving. Continue Reading

N.D. Senate approves separate distracted driving penalties

March 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota’s Senate has approved a ban on texting while driving and a separate measure that penalizes distracted driving.
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ND Senate Approves Amended Text-while-driving Measure

March 28, 2011 in WDAZ

It looks like North Dakota is headed for a statewide texting while driving ban after all. After lengthy debate, the state Senate voted 32-15 to approve an amended version of the bill that softens the penalty.
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