Posts tagged with "distracted driving"

Minnesota Surpasses 100 Traffic Deaths for 2015

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 30, 2015

Minnesota reached 100 traffic fatalities for 2015 following two crashes in which three Minnesotans lost their lives, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety. Minnesota passed 100 traffic deaths on May 21 in 2014 following three deaths that brought that number to 101. • A 56 year old woman from […]

Extra Enforcement Results in a Significant Jump in Citations for Texting and Driving

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 27, 2015

A motorist accelerates from a stop light with a cigarette in one hand, a phone in the other and no hands on the wheel. Drivers are looking down at their phones for several seconds to send or read a text message. Law enforcement officers encountered these types of distractions during the extra distracted driving enforcement […]

Extra distracted driving enforcement begins today

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 13, 2015

More than 300 law enforcement agencies across the state, including the Minnesota State Patrol will be cracking down on distracted drivers starting today. The extra enforcement runs through Saturday, April 18. Stopping distracted driving starts with all of us. If you are a passenger in a vehicle with a distracted driver, Speak up: tell them […]

Death toll on Minnesota roads passes 200

Posted by HBC Newsdesk August 19, 2014

Preliminary reports show that two motorcycle fatalities — one in Wright County last week and one in Rochester Sunday night — have contributed to 204 people losing their lives on Minnesota roads so far in 2014. The number of deaths are 16 fewer than were reported this time last year, according to the Minnesota Department […]

Over 500 cited for distracted driving during enforcement effort

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 22, 2014

Minnesota law enforcement agencies cited 550 drivers for texting as part of an enhanced enforcement and education campaign for distracted driving during April 11-20. According to preliminary information from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), the 10-day event also included: • 1,394 citations for not wearing seat belts • 25 […]

Crackdown on distracted driving to begin Friday

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 9, 2014

Winona County Law Enforcement Agencies will conduct extra enforcement the week of April 11-18 in an effort to reduce distracted driving. Deputies/officers/Troopers are highlighting the issue during the prom and graduation seasons. In the last three years distracted teen drivers were involved in crashes that resulted in 25 deaths and 4,505 injuries. Driver distraction is […]

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