Mike Hanson

Local law enforcement step up distracted driving enforcement

This month is Distracted Driving Month to help lower the number of cases where people are not focused on the roads

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — If you are out and about, you may have noticed more police patrols are on the roads. It’s all an effort to bring awareness to Distracted Driving Month. “Officers from the Fargo Police Department will be on the streets with our grant-funded overtime to enforce the distracted driving laws,” Fargo Police Department Sgt. Mike Bernier said….

More than 5,000 Cited for Using Cellphones while Driving

Fines are $50 for the first offense and $275 for each subsequent violation, plus court costs.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–State officials say more than 5,000 citations have been issued to drivers in Minnesota since a hands-free law took affect in August. The new law makes it illegal to use a cellphone while driving. Department of Public Safety spokesman Mike Hanson says law enforcement officers don’t have to determine what drivers are doing with their cellphones, just the…