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August 22, 2019 | Minnesota

New law protects work zone road workers

John Bestman

Effective Aug. 1, 2019, a new Minnesota law empowers work zone flaggers to call law enforcement to report motorist who disobey their directive. Law enforcement can then locate the violating vehicle and decide whether or not to issue a citation. The law allows flaggers to report drivers to law enforcement within four hours of the incident. 

The work zone law is one of a series of traffic-related changes that went into effect Aug. 1, including a law banning drivers from talking on the phone unless they're using a hands-free device.

Read our Drive Safely in Work Zones post to learn more about work zone safety.