Hands Free: Now the Law in Minnesota

Governor Tim Walz has signed a new hands-free cell phone bill into law to help further reduce distractions behind the wheel.

Starting Aug. 1, drivers will no longer be able to hold their cell phones in their hands. They will be able to use their phones to make calls, text, listen to music or podcasts and get directions, but only by voice commands or single touch activation without holding the phone.

Remember, hands free is not necessarily distraction free. We want Minnesotans to stay safe, stay alive and stay out of trouble under the new law.

Visit HandsFreeMN.org for more information.


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