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The Hands Free Bill, signed into law by Governor Tim Walz, goes into affect on August 1st, 2019. We will have experts in attendance to answer any questions you may have about the new law.

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Distracted Driving News

Speak Up About Distracted Driving: Why asking your friends to put down their phones is the best way to fight distracted driving

May 21, 2019

We are working on changing the culture around distracted driving. Even though distracted driving is killing thousands in the U.S. every year, drivers continue to do it. And you’ve likely been in the car with someone who was distracted. Did you ask them to put the phone down? To save the sandwich for home? Or offer to find the perfect radio station so they can focus on driving? Imagine if you’re in the car on your phone and your friend…

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What You Need To Know About The MN Hands Free Law

May 8, 2019

Gov. Tim Walz signs the “hands free while driving” law during a bill signing ceremony Friday, April 12, 2019, surrounded by families who have advocated for the law. Briana Bierschbach | MPR News   The Hands Free Law was signed by Gov. Tim Walz last month while surrounded by families who have lost loved ones to distracted driving. While these families have been working for decades to get this bill passed, the work isn’t done. With the Hands Free Law going…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Announces Distracted Driving Advisory Council

May 6, 2019

Ohio has a new Distracted Driving Advisory Council, announced last week by Governor Mike DeWine. The council will work to transform the culture of distracted driving in the state. “Driving while texting, or eating, or dialing a phone should be as culturally unacceptable as drunk driving is today,” said Governor DeWine. “When drivers choose to do anything that distracts them from paying full attention to the road, they choose to risk their own lives, the lives of their passengers, and the…

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Get Educated with the Minnesota’s New Hands-free Law

April 28, 2019

Written By: Vijay b. Dixit, Chairman, Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation August 1, 2019 will usher in a safer Minnesota. On that day we will be able to proudly claim residence in a state with a hands-free law. Thanks to Governor Tim Walz for putting his signature on a bill that had evaded passage for close to a decade in the state legislator. The ever-worsening distracted driving crisis in Minnesota could not escape attention any more. Prior two years of…

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Minnesota Police Are Getting Creative To Catch Distracted Drivers

April 26, 2019
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Police in Eagan, Minnesota boarded a school bus on April 24th to catch distracted drivers from a higher vantage point. The sting called ‘Busted by The Bus’ was aimed at catching distracted drivers around school buses, and raising awareness of the danger. Eagan police caught 18 distracted drivers throughout the ride. In Anoka this week, a police officer disguised as a pan-handler was catching distracted drivers at a stoplight.           ANTHONY SOUFFLÉ – STAR TRIBUNE Eagan…

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Today we are honoring LCP Mason C. Parnell, who was killed on April 18, 2019 by a distracted driver. Mason had served in the military for just under two years when he was killed. #DistractedDriving #RealLives https://t.co/pnHIloJSqm

Distracted driving is the new drunk driving: 3,166 deaths and countless close calls #EndDistractedDriving https://t.co/1bzojtK9lU via @mercnews

Celebrate distraction-free driving with us on August 10th by participating in our annual Raksha Walk/5k Run! Registration is now open! https://t.co/hjwcGdCTG7 #RakshaWalk2019 #EndDistractedDriving

This graphic by @USAA is a good reminder about some of the top distracted driving offenders and what drivers can do to reduce the temptation to drive distracted.
#EndDD #DistractedDriving #Infographic

Of the many ways to end distracted driving, speaking up to your friends and family is one of the most powerful. Asking them to put the phone down in the car starts the conversations that will change our driving culture. #SpeakUp #EndDistractedDriving #ItCanWait

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