New Minnesota law prohibits texting while driving

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A new law prohibiting texting while driving takes effect August 1.
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Starting today, it is illegal in Minnesota to text message, e-mail, or access the Web on a wireless device while driving. The new law is a primary offense, so law enforcement can stop vehicles if they see drivers breaking the law. A violation carries up to a $300 fine.

Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talked with Cheri Marti, director of the Office of Traffic Safety at the state's Department of Public Safety.

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