Statewide Distracted Driving Campaign Begins

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(Learfield News Service/St. Paul, MN) Starting today (Mon) through the end of the month law enforcement officers across the state will be targeting distracted drivers.

Mike Hanson is director of the state Office of Traffic Safety says it’s up to each and every driver to make those good conscience choices when they get behind the wheel. Pay attention to what’s important. Drive time is not catch up time, it’s not time for us to think about other things. He adds it’s time to pay attention to what is going on behind the wheel.

Distracted driving-related crashes claim an average of 45 lives each year in Minnesota and contribute to 204 life-changing injuries.

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