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WHS focuses on distracted driving

April 8, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Seniors and juniors at Worthington High School (WHS) experienced the effects of texting while driving and drunk driving Monday through an Arrive Alive simulator. Continue Reading

Authorities tackling ‘epidemic’ of texting while driving

April 19, 2012 in DL-Online

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

Child causes distracted-driving crash Sunday evening

May 16, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR A small child attempting to climb out of their car seat distracted the driver of a vehicle that left First Street and crashed into a fire hydrant, gas main and building Sunday evening. Continue Reading

Distracted driving patrol is today, local law urges drivers to focus on driving

April 21, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR You’re thoroughly enjoying that juicy burger after a long day (never mind that the ketchup just dripped on your shirt). Listening to the radio, thinking about what has to be done tomorrow. Then your cell phone rings. You set your drink down, lunge for the phone – and CRASH! Continue Reading

Contest for teens focuses attention on distracted driving

January 22, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

Minnesota teenagers are invited to shine lights and aim cameras on the issue of distraction behind the wheel in a TV public service announcement contest. Continue Reading

Klobuchar: Distracted driving demands action

September 25, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

Speaking at the second annual Distracted Driving Summit in Washington, D.C., U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar Tuesday highlighted the need to stop drivers from texting while driving. Continue Reading

Distracted driving enforcement is today, don’t text, turn off that cell phone

August 5, 2010 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety is launching a print and radio public service announcement campaign to educate motorists about the state’s two-year-old texting-while-driving law. The campaign supports a one-day enhanced enforcement of distracted driving laws today. Around 100 law enforcement agencies are participating in the effort. Continue Reading