Distracted Driving Measure Among Many New State Laws

Several transportation rule changes are among new Minnesota laws passed during the 2019 regular and special legislative sessions that take effect 1st August 2019.

The biggest change will be an expanded distracted driving law that aims to take phones out of drivers’ hands as Minnesota will join a growing list of states with prohibitions on holding cell phones and other wireless communication devices while behind the wheel.

The law specifies that a communications device does not include a device or feature that is physically integrated into the vehicle, a GPS or navigation system that is only capable of being used for navigation purposes, or two-way radio, CB radio, or amateur radio equipment used in accordance with Federal Communications Commission rules.

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