Local, News — April 9, 2019 at 7:53 pm

Extra distracted driving enforcement begins

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Minnesota law enforcement agencies began an extra distracted driving enforcement wave this week. The Stearns-Benton Area Towards Zero Deaths Coalition is taking part in the distracted driving enforcement campaign. According to the Department of Public Safety of Traffic Safety, distracted driving contributes to one in five crashes in Minnesota. Texting citations have climbed 30 percent from 2017 to 2018. Law enforcement urges  drivers to put distractions away and focus on the road.

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