Minnesota Statute 169.475 makes it illegal and subjects the violator to a fine and possible jail sentence for texting, emailing, accessing a web page, or similar actions. A driver can still make a phone call or use a hands free communication device. The statute reads in part, “no person may operate a motor vehicle while using a wireless communication device to compose, read or send an electronic message, when the vehicle is in motion or a part of traffic.” There are exceptions for emergency circumstances.
No Texting While Driving Minnesota Statute
About John T. Buchman
John Buchman is a Shareholder practicing in the area of Personal Injury and Products Liability. He has more than 30 years of experience handling complex cases including wrongful death and product liability claims. He has also tried several personal injury cases in his career, seeking compensation and justice for hundreds of clients in our community. The concentration and dedication he displays in the courtroom has also helped John achieve a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do!