Recently, the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper recently highlighted the serious nature of distracted driving due to “driving while texting“.  That article emphasized that repeat offenders number 1,500 citations given out by Minnesota law enforcement officers.

“They either don’t know there is a law or don’t care,” said Lt. Tiffani Nielson of the State Patrol. “With DWI, there is the fear of getting arrested, but with texting, they are not as worried about getting caught.”

Minnesota law prohibits the reading or composing of text messages, e-mails, or accessing web-based apps while behind the wheel.  According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, the number of citations issued has risen from 1,707 six years ago to 7,357 in the last year.

This year alone, 1,576 tickets were issue just during the two-week enforcement campaign that took place as part of Distracted Driving Awareness Month in  April. That was an increase from 1,017 the prior year.

Distracted Driving Causes Injuries and Deaths.

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, distracted driving causes one out of every four motor vehicle deaths. From 2012 to 2016, distracted driving cause 59 deaths and 223 serious injuries annually.

Minnesota Distracted Driving Lawyers Have 90 Years Experience With Car Accidents.

The Distracted Driving Lawyers at the Schmidt & Salita Law Team has 90 years of experience, collectively, in bringing justice to the victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, car-bicycle accidents, and car-pedestrian accidents.  They have brought justice to the victims of personal injury and wrongful death in over 10,000 cases.

Minnesota Distracted Driving Lawyers Are 5 Star Rated.