Distracted Driving

Driving is a complex task that requires the attention and concentration of the driver. Driver distraction is a leading factor in crashes in Minnesota, accounting for at least 25 percent of all crashes annually, resulting in at least 64 deaths and over 230 injuries. Making the commitment to safe driving is an integral part of this campaign and employers can use the resources and campaign incentives to drive home their concern for the safety of their workforce while on the road.

What You Can Do


Hands-Free Cell Phone resources:

Hands-Free How To for Employers
Hands-Free Facts for Drivers
Hands-Free Myths and Facts for Drivers Under 18
Hands-Free Cell Phone Use Infographic
Hands-Free Law Fact Sheet
Go Hands-Free: How To Video
Hands-Free Refresher Video
Additional Tools for Employers


Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety Resources
Because it's the one-year anniversary of the Hands-Free law, law enforcement will be conducting extra enforcement from Aug. 1-8. To support the education campaign, please encourage traffic safety partners to use the media outreach materials including news releases, talking points, sample social media posts and distracted creative advertising. The advertising campaign artwork also can be used for your social media and other digital needs. For more information can be found on the Hands-Free page.

Key messages -
Drive Smart: Distracted driving sends a dangerous message
Drive Smart: Park the Phone Browse National Safety Council (NSC) Distracted Driving resources:

National Safety Council (NSC) Distracted Driving Resources:

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