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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota safety officials are redoubling their efforts to make drivers aware of a state law that takes effect Aug 1 requiring that motorists use hands-free devices while phoning on the road.

Department of Public Safety officials told reporters Thursday they want to make sure every Minnesotan knows what they can and can’t do before the requirement takes effect in just over a month. Over 1.5 million people have visited a special website so far to learn about how to comply. And the department is conducting a statewide awareness campaign.

Col. Matt Langer of the Minnesota State Patrol says drivers can use their phones as long as it’s in hands-free mode. But he cautions that hands-free doesn’t mean distraction-free, and drivers should devote 100% of their attention to driving. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.

Below are links to resources and other groups we are associated with

Our mission at the Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation is to raise awareness of distracted driving, educate our community on safe and distraction-free driving, and encourage drivers to be mindful of the safety of other drivers and passengers on the road.

Minnesotans for safe driving’s mission is to assist all victims of traffic crashes and educate the public to the danger of impaired and distracted driving.

The Truck Safety Coalition is dedicated to reducing the number of deaths and injuries caused by truck-related crashes, providing compassionate support to truck crash survivors and families of truck crash victims, and educating the public, policy-makers and media about truck safety issues.

Our mission is to end distracted driving and raise awareness by creating a day recurring each year on a Saturday in April (Distracted Driving Awareness Month) in Monticello, MN.