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Crackdown on distracted driving

Crackdown on distracted driving

BAXTER — The week of April 11-20 will be specially targeted dates for distracted drivers in Minnesota. Extra patrols including troopers, deputies and city police officers will rally for 10 days to curb the distracted driver and the resulting crashes in an enforcement effort. This project will last several more days than last year’s similar efforts by officers.

Distracted driving remains one of the top driving concerns for traffic safety officials in Minnesota. Texting is an issue with drivers of all ages and will be a strong focus during this enforcement project. Current state law prohibits everyone from texting while driving.

Regional Public Information Officer, Sgt. Curt Mowers said, “We have to continue working together to create a traffic safety culture in Minnesota, and one way to do that is to get everyone to take personal responsibility for their own actions behind the wheel.”

These special enforcement and education efforts are components of the state’s Toward Zero Death (TZD) initiative. A primary vision of the TZD program is to create a safe driving culture in Minnesota in which motorists support a goal of zero road fatalities by practicing and promoting safe and smart driving behavior.

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