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Sat Apr 13, 2019, 02:31 AM

Walz signs bill requiring drivers to use hands-free phones

ST. PAUL — Motorists will be required to use hands-free devices to talk on the phone while driving on Minnesota roads starting Aug. 1 under a bill that Gov. Tim Walz signed Friday to crack down on the growing problem of distracted driving.

Walz paid tribute to dozens of people surrounding him at the ceremony who held pictures of loved ones they lost in crashes caused by distracted drivers. He said he knows their pain will never leave, but that lives will be saved because of their years of sharing heartbreaking stories to pass the law. Minnesota is joining 16 other states and the District of Columbia with similar laws.

“We will reduce deaths,” Walz said. “Sons will come home. Mothers will come home. Our children and grandchildren will come home because of the work that you did.”

The new law marks an important bipartisan success for the Democratic governor and a Legislature divided between a Democratic-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate. Diplomacy will be critical for resolving the big partisan differences that remain on taxes and spending if lawmakers are going to complete their work by the May 20 deadline.

Read more: https://www.postbulletin.com/news/state/walz-signs-bill-requiring-drivers-to-use-hands-free-phones/article_c2bc6508-5d4d-11e9-bbaa-f3ef9b5655aa.html

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Sat Apr 13, 2019, 09:01 AM

1. The Hands-free FAQ sheet from the DPS - includes various technical suggestions

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