The Minnesota Dept. of Safety has released some educational pieces to help spread the word about the new Hands Free Cell Phone bill that will become law on August 1st, 2019. Northfield Police Sgt. Kevin Tussing sent along this information:
What can I do under the new law? The new law allows a driver to use their cell phone 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.
What can’t I do with my phone under the new law? You may not hold your phone in your hand. Also, a driver may not use their phone at any time for video calling, video live‐treaming, Snapchat, gaming, looking at video or photos stored on the phone, using apps, reading texts and scrolling or typing on the phone.
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