hands free law

More than 5,000 Cited for Using Cellphones while Driving

Fines are $50 for the first offense and $275 for each subsequent violation, plus court costs.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–State officials say more than 5,000 citations have been issued to drivers in Minnesota since a hands-free law took affect in August. The new law makes it illegal to use a cellphone while driving. Department of Public Safety spokesman Mike Hanson says law enforcement officers don’t have to determine what drivers are doing with their cellphones, just the…

Nearly 700 Drivers Cited During First Week of Minnesota’s Hands-Free Law

It's probably no surprise that Hennepin County tops the list with 286 citations

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Numbers are out from the first week of enforcement of Minnesota’s new hands-free law. Deputies and troopers cited nearly 700 drivers statewide for violating the law which makes it illegal to hold your phone in your hand while driving in Minnesota. It’s probably no surprise that Hennepin County tops the list with 286 citations. The most…

Hands-Free Law to Take Effect in Minnesota on August 1

Drivers can use their phones as long as its not in their hands

MINNESOTA –The hands–free law will go into effect in just over a month in Minnesota. Before you get on the road, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety says you should start keeping the hands-free law in mind now. “It does require a cultural change. It’s a habit change, it’s a behavior change. They say it takes about thirty days for…