Next week marks the beginning of the school year! Here are some things to remember as you return to a regular school schedule:
Be safe around school buses! Remember to obey the STOP arm to keep children safe while crossing the street to and from bus stops.
The hands-free cell phone policy is now law. It is illegal to hold a cell phone in your hand while behind the wheel of a car, unless you are obtaining emergency assistance. You can find more information here.
Slow traffic is required to stay on the right side of the road, or move out of the left-most lane to allow others to pass. Slow drivers in the left lane could be subject to a $125 fine.
Since there is still a lot of road construction around the state, please remember that authorized work-zone flaggers can now report traffic violations or drivers ignoring traffic flagger directions to police, which could result in a ticket for drivers.
I want to wish all the students and parents in our community a great week next week as you return to school. I also want to remind current high school juniors that you can apply to be a High School Page! You can find more information about the High School Page Program here.
If you need assistance on an issue pertaining to state government or have concerns or ideas about legislation, my office is available to you. You can e-mail at Rep.Marion.ONeill@House.mn or call my office at 651-296-5063. You can also write a letter to me. My office address at the Capitol is 357 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55155.