Question: My son is involved in school patrol at his school and I would like to know more about Legionville School Patrol Camp. Answer: There is a lot of information about Legionville School Patrol Training Camp. The Camp is where school patrol students are taught the fundamentals of school patrol, school bus safety, bicycle and pedestrian safety. It is located just north of Brainerd, and it operated by the American Legion, using State Patrol Troopers as instructors. I will be one of the instructors again this year.
Question: I am trying to figure out if it is required to register a towable concrete mixer in the state of Minnesota? Please see the attached picture, your help would be greatly appreciated. Answer: This concrete mixer would qualify as special mobile equipment and would not be registered with the state. They do, however, need to be equipped with all required lights and reflectors along with the proper hitch and safety chains if they are going to be towed on the highway.
Question: When there is a vehicle mishap, it is reported to the public that alcohol did or did not play a part. What about a cell phone? Also, there is never any mention that drugs did or did not play a part in the mishap. With the known wide-spread availability/use of drugs, shouldn't this also be a determination in a vehicle mishap?
Question: With all this attention to distracted driving recently, I know that a person can "talk" on a cell phone while driving if they are 18 years old or older. I understand that it is illegal for anyone under that age to be "on a cell phone." Does that apply to a "hands free" device such as a "blue tooth?" Answer: Anyone under 18 years of age may not operate a vehicle while using a cell phone whether handheld or hands free, when the vehicle is in motion. A driver with a provisional license may use a cell phone to call 911 in case of an emergency.
Question: What are the requirements for RV triple towing in Minnesota? Answer: With warmer weather around the corner, we are sure to see more RVs and boat trailers on the roads being towed. A recreational vehicle combination may be operated without an over-length type permit if: (1) the combination does not consist of more than three vehicles, and the towing rating of the full-size pickup truck or recreational truck-tractor is equal to or greater than the total weight of all vehicles being towed; (2) the combination does not exceed 70 feet in length;
Question: If a person has a medical exception to a specified window tint level (per medical prescription by medical provider), do you have to register that exception/prescription with the state? Or register the car that has the applied tint?
Question: I would like to know if it is legal to have your fog lights on with your headlights at night when it is not foggy out. I have noticed a lot of vehicles with all four lights on while driving at night. These extra two lights do make it much more difficult to see when they are coming at you at night. Answer: Yes it is legal if the lights are within the proper height and aimed within the legal range. I recommend that fog lights are only used in low visibility settings, as some of them can be hard on the other driver's eyes.
Question: I recently broke my foot and have it in a cast. Am I still allowed to drive? Does it matter which foot it is? Answer: There are not any blanket restrictions, but a physician may restrict a patient "for a temporary condition" on a case-by-case basis. A physician who diagnoses a physical or mental condition that will significantly impair the person's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle may voluntarily report the person's name and other relevant information to the commissioner of the Department of Public Safety.
Question: I just purchased a kayak and had it delivered to my house. I did not think ahead about the length of it for transporting it. I was wondering if a kayak extender is legal in Minnesota? Answer: A kayak extender could be legal if you meet the following requirements. Here is some information on extended or projecting loads according to Minnesota State Statutes (M.S.S.)
Question: I've noticed that the Minnesota State Patrol squad cars have a white front car door. I recall some years back that they did not. But I also recall from my childhood that they had white doors then also. Could you help me remember when these changes occurred? Thanks!