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Citations for Texting While Driving up 23 Percent From 2016

DIstracted driving on the rise

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Minnesota authorities issued more citations for distracted driving in 2017, while citations for speeding and lack of seat belt use saw declines. Authorities gave out 7,357 citations for texting while driving in 2017. That’s up nearly 23 percent from 2016, and up 331 percent from five years ago. The Department of Public Safety says distracted driving contributed…