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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

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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‘Call Me Out’ App uses social pressure to stop distracted driving

April 22, 2019
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An app developed by Chevy for Android called ‘Call Me Out’ is an interesting take on the fight against distracted driving. The app allows your loved ones to record voice memos with a reminder to stop driving distracted. The voice memos from your loved ones will play when your phone is picked up when you’re traveling faster than 5mph. We’ve known for a long time that social pressure is a huge factor in distracted driving. If you’re in the car…

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Police Push to Make Distracted Driving Socially Unacceptable

April 17, 2019

You rarely see a driver behind the wheel without a seatbelt buckled these days. But that wasn’t always the case. Years ago, being in a car without a seatbelt was the norm for many people in the US, but due to campaigns such as ‘Click it Or Ticket’, not buckling up in the car has become socially unacceptable. Through the efforts of The Shreya Dixit Foundation and many other organizations working to eradicate distracted driving, it too will become socially…

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Minnesota Governor Tim Walz Signs Hands Free Bill Into Law

April 17, 2019

On Friday, April 10th, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed the Hands Free Bill into law. Surrounded by families who have lost loved ones to distracted driving, Governor Walz regarded that although this bill cannot take the pain away from these families, it will prevent families in the future from enduring similar tragedies. Minnesota joins 16 other states with hands free legislation. “We will reduce deaths,” Walz said. “Sons will come home. Mothers will come home. Our children and grandchildren will…

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Katie Brannelly was struck as pedestrian by a distracted driver on this day in 2013. The driver had received eight texts before the crash and was likely texting at the time that Katie was stuck. Katie died 15 months later while still in a rehab hospital. https://t.co/kDEl1yNRAQ

Check out this column from Vijay: 'Hands Free is Not Distraction Free'. #EndDistractedDriving #ItCanWait https://t.co/WDFhixpFGt

Howard's powerful Unfinished Story 'The Tree House' is a reminder of the tragedies that happen everyday due to distracted driving. #EndDistractedDriving for safer roads and happier communities. #UnfinishedStories

IN honor of the Senate vote today in Mass we share one of the families stories. Thank you @Safe_Roads and Emily Stein for all you do!! https://t.co/FQkQRyYIbK

Do you want to foster a culture of safe drivers in the Minnesota community? Join us on August 10th for the 12th annual Raksha 5k Run/Walk! Get more details and register here: https://t.co/ApDqrDofjB

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