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April 2014 Archives

Minnesotans continue to be victims of distracted drivers

In 2009, Minnesota banned texting while driving. Since that time, the Office of Traffic Safety at Minnesota’s Department of Public Safety estimates that some 86,000 car accidents have resulted because a driver was distracted. While the department fails to track how many of these accidents were attributable to drivers who were texting, it's likely that a large percentage of driver were using a cellphone or mobile device to talk, text or search.

Head-on crash near Rochester kills 3, seriously injures 1

Car accidents that involve head-on crashes are among some of the most deadly and serious of all motor vehicle accidents. When two motor vehicles collide head-on, the front impact causes the bodies of drivers and passengers to violently thrust forward. Even in cases where vehicle occupants are wearing seat belts and airbags are deployed, when traveing at speeds of 55 MPH or more, drivers and passengers are likely to suffer serious injuries.

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