Ask a Trooper: Stopping on the interstate
Question: I was driving on the interstate and I pulled off onto the shoulder to take a call on my cellphone, which I thought was the responsible thing to do. As I sat there, a Minnesota State Trooper pulled in behind me. He told me it was not legal to stop on an interstate highway for reasons other than an emergency — even to answer the phone. Is there a law that explains where you have to go or what you need to do before answering your phone while driving?
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