It’s one week until Minnesota’s new hands-free cell phone law takes effect for drivers, and State Patrol Chief, Colonel Matt Langer says beginning August 1st…

“No more holding the phone, driving down the road talking with the phone up to your head. No more holding the phone at a red light, scrolling through whatever drivers might be scrolling through.”

Colonel Langer says drivers can use their phones hands-free to compose a text or listen to it — but *not* type it in — even if the phone is mounted on the dash. For answers to frequently-asked-questions about the new law, visit handsfreemn.org.