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Published March 03, 2010, 09:49 AM

Panels Look at Dangers of Distracted Driving

Minnesota lawmakers are taking another look at the dangers of distracted driving.

By: associated press, WDAZ

House and Senate transportation committees have a joint hearing

Wednesday on the risks of things like cell phone dialing, fiddling

with GPS devices and eating.

Legislation to punish distracted drivers who cause accidents

didn't make it out of committees last year.

But Minnesota lawmakers in 2008 banned text-messaging, e-mailing

and browsing the Internet while driving.

No votes are expected in the joint hearing of the Senate

Transportation Committee and a House transportation panel.