Proposed Ban on Cell Phone Use Behind the Wheel in Minnesota

Minnesota lawmakers are introducing a bi-partisan bill to ban call phone use while driving

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Using a cell phone while driving may become illegal in Minnesota, unless it’s for “hands free” use.

Several state lawmakers are proposing a bill which would ban the use of cell phones behind the wheel with the exception of hands free devices.

The bi-partisan house bill is aimed at saving lives.

Lawmakers say more and more accidents are being caused by distracted driving.

If it passes, Minnesota would join 14 other states and Washington D.C. which all have a similar “hands free” law.

“It may be a small inconvenience for people right now,” said Minnesota Republican State Representative Mark Uglem. “But the big picture is saving lives and keeping families and little kids safe.”

Texting while driving is already against the law in Minnesota.

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