Extra enforcement has begun, targeting distracted drivers on Minnesota roads.
More than 300 law enforcement agencies across the state are participating in the enforcement that is being coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety.
According to DPS, distracted driving contributes to an average of 59 deaths and 223 serious injuries a year. The first fine for distracted driving is $50 plus court fees. A second offense is $275 plus court fees.
The crackdown runs through April 22nd.