Traffic Safety Legislation

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The passage of traffic safety legislation in Minnesota has played a major role in supporting TZD efforts. Accomplishments in this area include:

  • Expanded use of ignition interlock for DWI in 2010.
  • Passage of the primary seat belt and booster seat laws in 2009.
  • Implementation of graduated driver’s licensing, and passage of a law banning texting, e-mailing, or accessing the web while driving in 2008.
  • Implementation of a lower blood alcohol content (0.08, from 1.0) for DWI in 2005.

Minnesota traffic legislation

Highlights of Minnesota traffic safety legislation are listed below. For legislation related to a specific topic, check the categories on the left. Visit the Office of Traffic Safety website for a comprehensive list.

National traffic legislation