Sections

Weather Forecast

Close

Distracted driving

May 8, 2019
A hands-free cell phone bill, which would require drivers to use hands-free technology when making telephone calls, is expected to be signed into law soon. Photo illustration by Lowell Anderson / Forum News Service
WATCH LIVE: Hands-free cell phone questions? Facebook live event will answer them
May 8, 2019 - 2:18pm
April 27, 2019
The inside story of the man who fought police over a hash brown - and won
April 27, 2019 - 12:09pm
April 13, 2019
Lori Janine Hoefs
Judge orders Minnesota driver to visit grave of woman she killed while talking on phone
April 13, 2019 - 11:01am
April 10, 2019
Patrol: Minnesota woman going 96 mph kept video-chatting when stopped
April 10, 2019 - 3:34pm
A hands-free cell phone bill, which would require drivers to use hands-free technology when making telephone calls, is expected to be signed into law soon. Photo illustration by Lowell Anderson / Forum News Service
Hands-free driving guide: Smart phone-dumb car? Dumb phone-smart car? Here’s a how-to
April 10, 2019 - 11:52am
April 8, 2019
State Rep. Frank Hornstein, right, and Sen. Scott Newman lead a conference committee April 8, 2019, at the Minnesota Capitol to work through differences between the House and Senate bills banning cellphone use behind the wheel except when used in hands-free mode. Michael Brun / Forum News Service
Minnesota hands-free cellphone bill clears on way to final vote
April 8, 2019 - 5:37pm
April 6, 2019
Forum News Service file photo 
Authorities said inattentive driving led to this two-­vehicle crash near New Richmond in 2015.
Law enforcement takes aim at distracted driving
April 6, 2019 - 8:15am
April 3, 2019
Minnesota sets campaign on distracted drivers
April 3, 2019 - 1:41pm
March 25, 2019
Forum file photo of a female driving car and using mobile phone, selective focus
Distracted driving bill clears Minnesota Senate with change to allow phone under hijab
March 25, 2019 - 2:58pm
March 6, 2019
'Time does matter. Days do count': Advocates urge prompt passage of distracted driving bill
March 6, 2019 - 3:04pm
February 5, 2019
Distracted driving bills clear another hurdle in Minnesota Legislature
February 5, 2019 - 4:26pm
Federal safety advocates are targeting three of the worst habits by drivers that kill more than 10,000 people a year: speeding, impaired driving and distractions from electronic gadgets. The National Transportation Safety Board unveiled its "Most Wanted" list of safety enhancements on Monday.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Sadie Colbert/Released)
Speed, distracted driving make US safety board's 'most wanted'
February 5, 2019 - 2:06pm
November 28, 2018
play button
Maplewood woman crashes after watching Netflix while driving 70 mph
November 28, 2018 - 8:39pm
August 15, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Donna, left, and Terry Brau kneel Tuesday by their son’s sign, 21-year-old Robert Brau, who was killed by a distracted driver four years ago. Members of the Brau family decided to place these signs at Robbins Island Park in Willmar as a reminder to drivers to focus on the road and not their cell phone.
Remembering those killed by distracted drivers; including Robert Brau of Willmar
August 15, 2018 - 6:28am
May 3, 2018
Minn. cops cite 54% more drivers for texting in annual campaign
May 3, 2018 - 6:12pm