Distracted Driving Claims 3 Lives

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3 people are dead after a car slammed into the back of a tractor trailer unit south of the border.

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Police investigation lasting a days revealed that the driver was texting and driving as the collision occurred.

Distracted driving has been proven to be more dangerous than drinking and driving and put everyone on the road and in your vehicle at risk. Please pay attention to the road and donโ€™t drink and drive.

Police are constantly initiating traffic stops regarding drunk driving and distracted driving. Lives are lost everyday to this senseless act.

Put your phone down and answer those messages once you arrive at your destination and have parked and shut down your car. There are many people who are not alive today because they chose to text and drive.

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Stay REAL Concerned Thunder Bay.

Photo from Facebook. Incident from 2018. Donโ€™t drive distracted.

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5 Replies to “Distracted Driving Claims 3 Lives”

  1. This picture should be shown in every school, workplace and hospital in the country. The laws needs to be changed so that if you are caught driving while distracted you get the same penalty as a stunt driver. Impound the vehicle immediately,major fine and demerits points.That is just for the first offense. Second offence you are banned from driving for life. Currently the fines are joke. A slap on the hand does not deter these narcistic A- holes who think money can weasle them out of every problem. Most of the time a innocent person and their family pays the ultimate price while these jerks walk away.

    1. I totally agree Pamela.

      I donโ€™t know who thinks up the costs of fines and demerit points but distracted driving should be in the same category as drunk driving.

  2. Same with the music video by Lucas Joyner about drunk driving.
    People just donโ€™t learn….until itโ€™s to late

  3. A new meaning to “talking your head off”.

    Likely young people too. Truly sad indeed.

  4. I just searched this about Minnesota as I heard on the news that the State is discussing cell phone use and driving.
    Here is what I found………

    Minnesota’s Office of Traffic Safety, distracted or inattentive driving is a factor in one in four crashes in Minnesota, resulting in at least 70 deaths and 350 serious injuries per year.

    Talking on a Cellphone. Most Minnesota drivers are allowed to talk on their cellphones and wireless devices while behind the wheel. However, Minnesota law bans school bus drivers from personal cellphone use and motorists under age 18 from all cellphone use, whether handheld or hands-free.
    Penalties. For school bus drivers, a cellphone violation is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 90 days in jail and/or a maximum $1,000 in fines. And a conviction results in immediate revocation of the driverโ€™s privileges to drive a school bus.

    For motorists under the age of 18, a cellphone violation is a petty misdemeanor. The base fine is $50 but, with the added surcharges, the total cost of the ticket is closer to $135. Two or more violations can also delay issuance of a full driverโ€™s license. (Read about Minnesotaโ€™s graduated license system for teen drivers.)

    Keep in mind that even when motorists are allowed to use a cellphone, itโ€™s still a misdemeanor to drive carelessly in disregard for othersโ€™ safety.

    Texting and Other Use of Wireless Devices

    All drivers are prohibited from texting while driving, which includes accessing the Internet or other data on a device. This prohibition applies when the vehicle is in motion or a part of traffic (for example, sitting at a stoplight). However, the ban doesnโ€™t restrict using a device solely in a voice-activated or another hands-free mode.

    Penalties. Itโ€™s a petty misdemeanor offense to text and drive. A first violation results in a $50 base fine (around $135 with surcharges). The base fine is increased to $275 for subsequent violations (about $360 with surcharges included).

    Exceptions

    Minnesotaโ€™s distracted driving laws donโ€™t apply to emergency vehicle personnel or when a driver uses a device to seek emergency assistance.

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