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“ASK A TROOPER” by Sgt. Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota State Patrol Question: I read one of your recent articles about gas powered bicycles/mopeds and I have some questions of my own. What is needed in addition when one has a permit or driver’s license? Answer: These rules apply to required equ...Read More
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by Howard Lestrud ECM Publishers A 30-year career with the Minnesota State Patrol came to a close officially on July 1 for Sgt. Curt Mowers, of Brainerd. Mowers, 55, is well-known through many Minnesota newspapers, including those of ECM Publishers, for his traffic safety column, “Ask a Trooper....Read More
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Q: One thing that bothers me while driving is when a faster vehicle comes up close behind, but can’t get past me due to oncoming traffic, a no-passing zone, etc. Sometimes, to get the other driver off my bumper, I look for a right-turn lane or a large driveway on the road ahead, then signal, [...]...Read More
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Q: What is the law concerning funeral processions? I see them once in a while and some drivers pull over, but some mix in with the funeral procession. I just think there are a lot of people who don’t know what to do, and if you could address the rule on this it might help. [...]...Read More
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Q:  When I am driving in some towns, I have had to slam on my brakes many times to avoid hitting someone’s car door which they have opened up right in front of me.  I thought there was a law against this.  If there is, would you please write about it? A:  Sure, no problem.  [...]...Read More
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Q: The other day at an intersection I noticed a car with the windows so frosted up that the driver had to roll down a window to check for cars coming from my side. What is the law on frosted windows? A: Minnesota Statute 169.71 subdivision 3 states: “No person shall drive any motor vehicle [...]...Read More
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Q: I came across your article when searching for information on right turns on red in Minnesota. While this series looks very helpful, I am concerned that your advice in this particular column may have been mistaken. You wrote: “Yes, you can make a right turn on a ‘red arrow’ if: you make a co...Read More
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