Is it okay to check my phone while I'm stopped at a stoplight?
No, in Minnesota it is illegal for drivers to read or send text messages, use social media, or email while operating a vehicle. This applies even if you are stopped at a stoplight, stop sign or just stuck in traffic. If you get caught, you could face a $50 fine plus court fees. The second time you are caught, the ticket goes up to $225, plus court fees. You may use your phone to make a phone call, however if making the call causes you to drive in a distracted fashion, you could be cited for inattentive driving.Return to full list >>