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Choose Safety over Distraction

​A New Prague school bus driver is killed by a woman allegedly responding to a text.

A driver sending Facebook messages hits a vehicle in Sherburne County, killing a father and his young daughter.

Distracted driving contributes to one in four crashes in Minnesota. No distraction is worth a life.

Help us put an end to distracted driving. Before you get in the car, put away the phone, adjust your radio and enter your location into your GPS. If you’re a passenger, speak up if someone drives distracted.

Pedestrian Safety is Two-Way Street

​Minnesota had the lowest pedestrian fatality rate per 100,000 people in the first half of 2014, according to a recent report by the Governors Highway Safety Association.

While the low fatality rate is encouraging, even one fatality is too much when you’re the family who lost a loved one.

Pedestrian safety is a two-way street. Here are some safety tips:

  • Drivers must stop for crossing pedestrians at marked crosswalks and at all intersections without crosswalks or stop lights.
  • Pedestrians must obey traffic signs and signals at all intersections that have them.
  • Vehicles stopped for pedestrians can proceed once the pedestrian has completely crossed the lane in front of the stopped vehicle.
  • Pedestrians must not enter a crosswalk if a vehicle is approaching and it is impossible for the driver to stop.

​Featured Video

Video Description: On June 30, 2014, a motorist picked up his cell phone to make a bank transaction while driving in Rock County in Minnesota. His choice led to a crash that killed Andrea Boeve, a mother of two who was bicycling with her young daughters at the time. Andrea’s husband, Matt, describes the painful loss.