Becker County will have extra enforcement on MN roads April 9 - 22

Becker County will have extra enforcement on MN roads April 9 - 22 Click to Enlarge

DETROIT LAKES (KDLM) - Becker County will have extra enforcement on MN roads April 9 - 22 in an effort to curb distracted driving.

The distracted driving enforcement is part of a distracted driving campaign that more than 300 law enforcement agencies across the state are taking part in coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says citations for texting and driving, a leading cause of distracted driving jumped 23 percent in 2017, to 7,357, up from 5,988 the year before.

Statistics show distracted driving contributes to one in four crashes statewide, causing an average of 59 deaths and 223 serious injuries per year.

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