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 [...]
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 complete [...]
Q: I read your column, it is very interesting. I’ve got a question that hasn’t been covered in your column, it’s on school bus passing laws. I met a bus just before the railroad tracks, it stopped, of course. I didn’t see any stop arm out, and I don’t think I saw any red flashing [...]
Question: This question is about the right-of-way at an uncontrolled intersection. What I want to get straight here is that I am NOT asking who has the right of way when vehicles arrive at an uncontrolled intersection at the same time, what I am asking is specifically — when the vehicles do NOT arrive at [...]
Q: I frequently encounter school buses and I see many drivers hesitate and it seems like they don’t know what to do when the school bus lights start flashing. Could you cover this issue? A: Yes, and great timing! School bus stop arm violations can occur any time during the school year but they seem [...]
Ask a Trooper: Is the correct depth for my tire’s tread depth really from the top of Abe Lincoln’s head to the top of the penny?
A: Close, I actually got a penny out and measured. However, the law states, “ … the depth must not be less than 1/16 of an inch measured in the tread groove nearest the center of the tire at three locations equally spaced around the circumference of the tire …” If you look at a [...]
Q: I know of several roads that have no speed zone signs at all in Minnesota. My question is: Does this go under the Basic Safe Speed Law, or is 55, 60, or even 70 a legal speed for the stretch of road when not marked? A: By statute, the law for speeding in part [...]