Texting and driving ban: Tough to enforce
In 2008, a law banning texting and driving went into effect in Minnesota. The statute makes it illegal to compose, read or send any electronic messages -- emails and texts -- or to browse the Internet while behind the steering wheel of a vehicle while it's a part of traffic. And yes, that does include a vehicle stopped at stoplights or at a standstill in traffic.
But since then, only a handful of people in Goodhue County have actually been cited for the texting and driving.