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Attendees were able to experience the dangers associated with distracted driving in a safe, controlled environment. Teens each took a spin in a go-cart while exchanging text messages with their parents.
Friday, May, 25, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
During the week of May 14-18, a group of students at Jefferson High School ran a "Don't Drive Distracted" campaign.
Wednesday, June, 06, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
Thumbs Down: The danger of distracted driving is not sinking in for teen drivers.
Friday, November, 23, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Teens in Douglas County are encouraged to enter the 2013 poster and video contest to encourage their peers to buckle up or learn the dangers of distracted driving.
Friday, March, 15, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
Question: Recently I saw an advertisement of a foreign car promoting that their vehicle is equipped with a coffee maker. With all the focus on distracted driving, what are your thoughts on this?
Wednesday, September, 05, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
A ticket for texting and driving will make you feel : - ( and chances of getting stopped for thumbs on the phone will increase as Minnesota law enforcement agencies conduct a one-day distracted driving education and enforcement effort today, April 18.
Thursday, April, 18, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Minnesota teenagers now have a chance to go viral. Students in grades 9-12 are called on to produce a 30-second TV public service announcement promoting the importance of buckling up or the dangers of distracted driving. The top teen will win $1,000, and their spot will air during the televised MTV Video Music Awards in 2013.
Wednesday, October, 10, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Jefferson High School students saw a sobering sight on Thursday at the school’s dramatization of a mock car crash.
Wednesday, May, 23, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
The phrase “Safety First” wasn’t just a saying for 471 5th graders from Douglas County and West Central Area schools last Thursday.
Friday, May, 10, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Douglas County Safe Communities Coalition, along with Casey’s Amusement Park and Dilley Zimny Insurance, will provide an opportunity for teens to test their ability to drive while distracted under safe, controlled conditions.
Wednesday, May, 15, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
As TV spots featuring Clydesdales, cars, talking babies and colas cue up for Super Bowl Sunday, Minnesota teenagers are creating their own TV commercials to promote traffic safety.
Tuesday, January, 29, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
The Brandon-Evansville Charger Chapter of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently returned from participating in the State Conference and Competition held April 11-13 in Bloomington.
Wednesday, May, 08, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Education
Although the crash, the blood and the screams were all fake, the lesson they delivered was all too real. Don’t send text messages when you are driving. It could cost a life.
Friday, May, 17, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Minnesota officers have heard every excuse from motorists for speeding, but now motorists should hear this: There will be enhanced speed enforcement patrols in July as part of a statewide campaign coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety.
Sunday, July, 15, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
This past weekend, Minnesota hit the 200 traffic death mark for the year. The milestone comes as statewide, increased DWI patrols continue to close out the summer, Aug. 17–Sept. 3.
Tuesday, August, 21, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Here’s a problem that in our estimation doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves: fatigued driving.
Wednesday, January, 16, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
For the first time in five years, the number of traffic deaths increased in Minnesota. Crashes killed 378 people in the state in 2012, according to preliminary reports from the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. In 2011, 368 people died in crashes on Minnesota roads.
Wednesday, January, 09, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Alexandria received "terrific" news about a watermain extension project it's doing in a newly annexed area west of McKay Avenue.
Tuesday, May, 14, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News