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March 8, 2019

Safe Communities of Wright County was one of the first organizations in Minnesota to conduct a public awareness campaign on the most common contributing factor to crashes which is distracted driving.  When considering the number one cause of death among young people is vehicle crashes, the need to raise awareness on distracted driving was paramount.  Distracted driving includes talking with passengers, eating/drinking, talking on a cell phone and texting, electronic devices, navigational systems, putting on make-up, listening to music, reading, adjusting the sound system or even daydreaming.  Distracted/inattentive driving is now a major factor in crashes resulting in injury/death and accounts for 25% of all crashes annually.  We encourage parents to share this article with their driving children.