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Minnesota Legislature Declines to Restrict Phone Use While Driving to Hands-Free Devices Only

Minnesota Legislature Declines to Restrict Phone Use While Driving to Hands-Free Devices Only

Minnesota Families Pressure State Lawmakers to Pass a Distracted Driving Bill

On Thursday, May 10, 2018, Minnesota families who have lost loved ones due to distracted driving gathered at Minnesota’s state capitol building to pressure lawmakers to enact a law that would limit legal cell phone use while driving to hands-free talking only. The proposed bill would prohibit Minnesota drivers from handling their cell phones at all while driving, allowing them to use only voice-activated technology programmed into their cars.

The bill made it through an important committee and ended up in the House. However, despite significant public pressure and moving rhetoric from family members who have lost loved ones in distracted driving accidents, Republican leaders in the House refused to bring the bill to a vote. As a result, it will not be made into law and talking on the phone while driving will remain legal in Minnesota.

Lost a Loved One Due to Distracted Driving? Our Minneapolis Car Accident Lawyers Can Help.

The Minnesota legislature may not be willing to make cell phone use illegal while driving, but Minnesota laws still allow you to hold negligent drivers responsible for causing death, injuries, and loss.

At Meshbesher & Associates, we can help you build a strong case and work toward justice for you and your loved ones. Filing a wrongful death lawsuit will certainly not make up for the personal loss you have experienced, but it may help you and your loved ones recover all costs associated with medical costs, funeral expenses, and other financial burdens imposed by the reckless driver in question.

Our experienced car accident attorneys in Minneapolis are prepared to begin serving you right away. Call (612) 200-1526 or click to book your complimentary consultation.


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