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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Distracted Driving Crackdown Starts April 9

Law enforcement agencies across the state will be beefing up patrols in the next two weeks looking for distracted drivers on Minnesota roads.

Authorities say distracted driving contributes to one in five crashes in Minnesota and texting continues to be a big problem.  Citations issued for texting jumped nearly 23% between 2016 and 2017.

Minnesota's "no texting" law makes it illegal for drivers to read, send texts and emails or surf the web while the vehicle is in motion or a part of traffic which includes sitting at a stoplight.  

The distracted driving crackdown starts April 9 and continues through April 22.

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