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Distracted Driving News

Minnesota needs to get serious about distracted driving

November 26, 2018

This post was originally published in The Star Tribune. If the new administration of Gov.-elect Tim Walz and the reconfigured Legislature want to show Minnesotans they’re serious about ending gridlock and bickering in St. Paul, then tackling the issue of distracted driving would be a constructive and symbolic starting point. There should be no need for squabbling on this issue. Headlines far too frequently relay the tragic consequences of distracted driving, and that includes the use of handheld cellphones. The…

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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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Smarter Driving: A personal crusade goes national - https://t.co/dH4xQa94ha #GoogleAlerts

New hands-free driving law takes effect on Thursday in Maine - https://t.co/fYzR8stauW

AAA Don’t Drive Intexticated PSA https://t.co/tSq2bYlwaw via @YouTube

Travelers Institute Launches Every Second Matters℠ Fall Tour to Combat Distracted Driving | Business Wire https://t.co/RNkinDjBOP

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