Extra Enforcement and Awareness Campaign Sees Turnaround in Deadly Distracted Driving Choices
Texting and Driving Citations Trending Upward in Minnesota
ST. PAUL –The tragedy of Joe Tikalsky’s death from a distracted driver in 2015 stretches beyond family and friends. He was a school bus driver from New Prague, and the generations of kids who rode his bus are now left with only memories of how he touched their lives.
Law enforcement agencies across Minnesota will be conducting extra distracted driving enforcement April 10 – 23 to help prevent more senseless deaths like Tikalsky’s. As distracted driving incidents and citations continue to increase, Minnesota law enforcement is extending the extra enforcement period to two weeks to specifically focus on this deadly behavior.