Category: Drive Focused

NorthstarMLS will be an event sponsor again for the Raksha Walk/Run for Distraction-Free Driving in Hugh Trimble's honor, our former Rules & Regulations Administrator. The event is on Saturday, August 10th (Registration Info & Schedule of Events Below) and is open to the public – including ALL NorthstarMLS subscribers!  NorthstarMLS will also have an employee 5K team participating in the walk. Join us if your schedule allows! Proceeds from the 5K Walk/Run …

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Hopefully by now you’ve heard that it will be illegal to hold your cell phone in your hand while you’re driving in Minnesota starting Aug. 1, 2019. The hands-free bill was signed by Gov. Tim Walz on April 12, 2019. The new law expands current law that prohibits drivers from texting, using email and browsing on their phones by banning a driver from using their phone unless it …

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The Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation recently hosted its 11th annual Raksha 5K Run/Walk for Distraction-Free Driving. NorthstarMLS sponsored again in Hugh Trimble’s honor, our former Rules & Regulations Administrator. NorthstarMLS President & CEO John Mosey addressed participants on why we support tougher distraction-free driving laws with our DriveFocused campaign. Watch what he had to say about Hugh and the importance to our real estate industry in this 2-minute video. Proceeds from the event benefited the Shreya R. Dixit …

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NorthstarMLS will be an event sponsor again for the Raksha Walk/Run for Distraction-Free Driving in Hugh Trimble’s honor, our former Rules & Regulations Administrator. The event is on Saturday, August 11th (Registration Info & Schedule of Events Below) and is open to the public – including ALL NorthstarMLS subscribers! NorthstarMLS will also have an employee 5K team participating in the walk. Join us if your schedule allows!  Proceeds from the 5K Walk/Run …

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Minnesota is closer to joining 15 other states where it is illegal for drivers to use phones without hands-free capability while driving. The House Public Safety and Security Policy Committee voted March 13 to advance the bill. It has other committees to clear at the Capitol before final votes. Gov. Mark Dayton said he would sign it. Minnesota lawmakers (both Republican and Democrat) and supporters rallied at the State Capitol a few weeks …

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A bill that would ban the use of cell phones while driving, but would allow the use of a hands-free device (Bluetooth earpiece), will again be making its way back through Minnesota Legislature in 2018. Despite widespread support from advocacy groups, law enforcement and others, the bill was unsuccessful in 2017. To help garner support for the bill, a Distracted Driving rally at the State Capitol has been set for …

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A new school year is upon us! With school buses back on the road, walkers and bicyclists making their way to learning institutions, traffic tends to increase and can make for different driving patterns on the road. The hours before and after school are particularly more dangerous when many pedestrians are walking or biking to and from classes. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHSTA), …

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It’s hard to believe, but Sunday (July 23) will mark one year since the passing of our colleague and friend, Hubert “Hugh” Skanes-Cady (Trimble). He tragically lost his life as the result of a motor vehicle crash when he was rear ended while riding his motorcycle. It was an extremely sad and difficult time for all of us. For over 15 years, Hugh administered the NorthstarMLS rules and regulations …

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Top real estate industry news source Inman News published an article featuring the NorthstarMLS Drive Focused campaign on distracted driving in honor of our Rules & Regulations Administrator, Hubert “Hugh” Skanes-Cady (Trimble), who tragically lost his life in July of 2016 as the result of a motor vehicle crash when he was rear ended while riding his motorcycle. The article is timely, as this past Tuesday (July 11) marked one …

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10th Raksha 5K Walk / Run for Distraction-Free Driving As part of our ongoing Drive Focused campaign, NorthstarMLS has partnered with the Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation to sponsor the 10th Annual Raksha 5K Walk and Run for Distracted-Free Driving on August 5, 2017 at Purgatory Creek Recreation Area in Eden Prairie. NorthstarMLS is sponsoring the event in Hugh Trimble’s name, our former Rules & Regulations Administrator. July 23 will mark one year since Hugh tragically lost his life …

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