Texting while driving citations in Minnesota jump 30 percent

Minnesota law prohibits texting while driving, but it continues to happen. And violators are getting caught.

Law enforcement cited 9,545 motorists for texting while driving in 2018, a 30 percent jump from 2017, according to a Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) analysis.

Citations have increased for six straight years, rising 459 percent since 2012 when texting while driving was outlawed. That year, police handed out 1,707 tickets.

Read the full article featured in the Star Tribune HERE.

Karen Altman