The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety coordinated with the National Highway Safety Administration to increase distracted driving enforcement from now until Saturday, April 30. In Minnesota there were more than 39,000 reported crashes from 2017-2021 caused by distracted drivers. Minnesota abides by a hands-free driving law.

Alternatives to using a cell phone while driving include pre-programing radio stations, mapping destinations in advance and using a vehicle’s Bluetooth feature to make phone calls.

More information on how to drive hands free or how to drive smart can be found online at and

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