Extra Enforcement on Distracted Driving in Minnesota Starts Monday

Updated: April 07, 2019 10:34 PM

In a effort to raise awareness on distracted driving, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety announced that law enforcement will be doing a three week distracted driving enforcement campaign across the state.

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The enforcement period starts Monday April 8 and goes through April 30.

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, distracted driving claims an average of 45 lives each year and contributes to 204 life-changing injuries.

Texting and driving citations jumped 30 percent from 2017 to 2018 with 9,545 tickets written by law enforcement statewide in 2018, according to Minnesota court records.

Distracted driving includes using a phone, adjusting music, or eating and drinking in the car.



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