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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

Raksha Walk in Eden Prairie Brings Attention to Distracted Driving

August 21, 2018

The Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation hosted its 11th annual Raksha 5K Run/Walk For Distraction-Free Driving, Saturday, Aug. 11, at Purgatory Creek Park. The event featured a 5K run, chances for people to sign pledges to drive distraction-free, remarks from Pat Cooper of Federated Insurance, Mike Hanson from the Office of Traffic Safety and John Mosey of NorthstarMLS, and a vigil walk. According to race organizers, the event had its largest turnout with about 250 people who registered. The foundation…

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An Inexcusable Fumble at the One Yard Line!!

June 26, 2018

We are almost halfway down 2018. The year brought Minneapolis the honor of hosting Super Bowl at the sparkling US Bank Stadium. Vikings almost made it to the Super Bowl but, for Philadelphia robbing Minneapolis of the distinction of hosting and, getting a chance to win the Super Bowl. No doubt, it was very disappointing.  But in sports, there is always a winner and a loser. This time the loser happened to be the host team. At about the same…

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Hands-Free Cellphone Bill Unlikely to Become Law in Minnesota

May 15, 2018

Legislation that would make Minnesota the 17th state to ban drivers from using hand-held phones and electronic devices will not get a vote on the House floor, likely killing the measure for the fourth straight year. Chief author Rep. Mark Uglem, R-Champlin, on Tuesday, said that the bill would not receive a vote on the floor. “I’m astounded,” Uglem said. “It’s very saddening that we can’t act on something so important to Minnesotans.” With six days left in the session,…

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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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