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Your View: Distracted Driving

​It’s dangerous. It’s deadly. Yet most of us still drive distracted. Why? Here’s what five people told us.

550 Drivers Cited for Texting While Driving

Distracted driving is a contributing factor in approximately 25 percent of all crashes. To highlight this traffic safety issue, Minnesota law enforcement agencies cited 550 drivers for texting as part of a statewide 10-day enhanced enforcement and education campaign for distracted driving during April 11-20.

Crash vs. Accident

​There's power in words and they should be chosen with care. When it comes to traffic safety, there's a reason why we say "crash" instead of "accident." Learn why by reading "The Power of Words and the Language of Safety" on the DPS Blog.

In 2014, there have been 88 deaths compared to 80 at this time in 2013. There were 386 deaths in 2013 (preliminary count).
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