Tackling Distracted Driving

Texting and Driving

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KIMT News 3 — Distracted driving isn’t a LOL matter when it comes to safety on Minnesota roads.

And Law Enforcement in Minnesota was tackling that issue today.

Agencies partnered up to conduct a one day “Distracted Driving Enforcement” effort.

70 deaths and more than 8,000 injuries occur from distracted driving each year.

Whether it is texting, emailing or eating, authorities say you need to be concentrating on driving.

”Try to focus on the driving,” Lt. Jeff Strom of the Albert Lea Police Department said. “If there is some other activity you have to do, pullover to the side of the road, give it a few minutes, do whatever activity you have to do alongside the road. Then, go back to resuming you’re driving. And again, pay attention to what is going on.”

More than one thousand citations were issued last year as a result of texting while driving.

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