Minnesota Lawmakers Hold Distracted Driving Hearing

March 4, 2010

Minnesota lawmakers are taking another look at the dangers of distracted driving.

House and Senate transportation committees held a joint hearing Wednesday on the risks of things like cell phone dialing, fiddling with GPS devices and eating.

Legislation to punish distracted drivers who cause accidents didn’t make it out of committees last year.

But Minnesota lawmakers in 2008 banned text-messaging, e-mailing and browsing the Internet while driving.

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