In Minnesota last year, 32 people died, and another 3,279 were injured in crashes involving distracted drivers. That’s according to the latest data from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. AAA Minnesota is urging all drivers to pay attention and focus on the road.
“Any distraction in the vehicle, especially behind the wheel is not worth the risk of taking someone’s life or permanently altering them with major injuries.”
AAA spokeswoman Meredith Terpstra says even with taking a step in the right direction with the hands-free law, hands-free is not risk-free, despite what some drivers believe. Terpstra recommends parking the phone before you put your vehicle in drive.