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Distracted Driving

West Hennepin Public Safety Report

Driver issued a citation for Texting and Driving and Fail to Drive with Due Care. 2000 County Road 90, Independence. Police and Maple Plain Fire Rescue responded to a male who collapsed while eating dinner and drinking a glass of wine. North Memorial Ambulance arrived and took over care of …

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Matters of record received April 21, 2018

Martel L. Riley, 28, Duluth, driving after revocation, fined $200. Alexas L. Schutta, 24, Superior, driving after suspension, fined $200. Julie M. Thibault, 40, Alborn, texting/use of electronic device while driving, fined $50. Brittni R. Thieling, 27, Moose Lake, use of wireless communications device – compose … Read More

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Traffic enforcement, court collections continue to drop in post-Ferguson era

… openly worried that reducing traffic enforcement would encourage more dangerous driving. In fact, the impact is unknown. Crashes across the area were on the rise in 2015 and 2016. But they were also up nationally, and the spike has largely been attributed to distractions such as texting while driving. …

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EDITORIAL: Pot law ‘gap’ raises questions

York City interim Police Chief Troy Bankert and York City Council members discuss driving safety while declaring April to be Distracted Driving Awareness Month during a news conference at the York City Police Department in York City, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Dawn J. Sagert photo (Photo: Dawn J … Read More

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Drowsy driving among distracted driving dangers

Experts say distracted driving is reaching epidemic levels. In Virginia last year, 208 of the 842 fatalities on Virginia roads were due to distracted driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that approximately 660,000 U.S. residents are using cell phones or manipulating … Read More

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Distracted Driving

Ten injured in construction-zone pile-up

In 2017, there were 1,703 work zone collisions statewide. Seven were fatal, and 25 caused serious injuries. WSDOT researchers found the top three causes for these wrecks are distracted driving, speeding and tailgating. The number of citations issued for inattentive driving in construction zones has … Read More

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Driving School

Mock crash emphasizes efforts against drunk driving

With prom season fast approaching, now is a good time to remind teenagers about the dangers of drinking and driving, along with driving distracted. Stewartville High School students organized a mock crash to simulate the dangers and life changing events that could result from drinking and driving or … Read More

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School raises awareness of impaired driving Holds Mock Funeral

INDEPENDENCE – After witnessing the ramifications of abruptly losing classmates, a horrific accident, a subsequent trail of a student convicted of killing a fellow student while driving impaired and distracted while using a cell phone, students at the Independence High School were subjected to a funeral … Read More

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School bus driver charged after teachers report dangerous driving to police in Caledon

A man has been charged following an alleged impaired driving incident involving a bus driver transporting elementary school students Friday afternoon. Ontario Provincial Police said the man was driving at a speed which concerned staff aboard a bus with students returning from a field trip to Albion … Read More

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Road Safety

Bicycle accidents are on the rise. Here’s what cities can do.

“Given the characteristics of the vehicle and the little use made of passive safety measures, cyclists are, along with pedestrians, the most vulnerable road users to serious injuries in the event of an accident,” said Sergio Alejandro Useche, the lead author of the study. The researchers collected traffic data … Read …

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