Question: Would you please let me know the process for reporting an unsafe driver when one doesn't have a particular incident to report. I'm just concerned with a bunch of things I've been noticing getting worse over time. Thank you. Answer: There are several options for you to consider. 1 .Write and sign a letter to Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) outlining specific concerns. • DVS will write the person and ask them to come in for an interview.
Question: I am planning on taking a motorcycle trip across the country. Does a trailer pulled behind a motorcycle need to be registered? Answer: If you're pulling a trailer, it does need to be registered according to its weight. The trailer is likely lightweight and could perhaps be permanently registered as a utility trailer or as an RV under 1,500 pounds. The trailer registration is separate from the motorcycle's registration.
Question: Is there a presentation provided by law enforcement for new teenage drivers? Can a driver, under the age of 18 with a valid permit, tow a trailer in Minnesota?
Question: Would law enforcement give me a citation if I have a prescription, from my eye doctor, saying that I get migraine headaches from intense lighting and my truck windows can be tinted to 20 percent on driver and passenger windows, for no more than two years? Answer: Drivers must be in possession of a prescription or document from their doctor regarding the medical need to have tinted windows below the 50 percent light transmittance, plus or minus three percent. If they don't have the required documentation with them, a law enforcement officer may issue a citation.
Question: I am interested in becoming a pilot and I see that the Minnesota State Patrol is hiring. I am wondering if you could tell me more about your flight section and pilots. Thank you!
Question: I noticed that the horn on my vehicle does not work. Is there a law that that says a vehicle must have a working horn and when it can be used?
Question: What is your policy on troopers wearing the high visible safety vests while at a crash scene? Stay safe out there. Answer: All workers (tow truck drivers, EMS, fire, police etc.) who are working at a crash scene are required to wear high visibility garments or approved fire department gear, per the Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Federal Highway Administration.
Question: I've heard the Minnesota State Patrol is carrying around some stuff to help people that might have an issue with opioid abuse. Can you talk more about that? Thanks for all you do! Answer: A Minnesota state trooper's job is surprisingly varied. Sure, you'd expect them to patrol the highways enforcing traffic laws and to help motorists in trouble. But saving people from drug overdoses might not have occurred to you.
Question: I have a short box pick-up. A friend wanted me to carry two 12-foot aluminum boats he had purchased. Being as they would have extended far past my 7 foot or less truck bed, I declined thinking it was too long to be legal. Was I correct? What is the length limit for loads off the rear of a pick-up? Answer: In your situation where you have two 12-foot aluminum boats in the box of a 7-foot pickup, you would be legal if you attached a yellow, red or orange flag during daytime hours and red lights during reduced visibility or nighttime hours.
Question: I do a lot of local driving for work, and every day I see an abundance of vehicles that roll through stops. This happens most frequently in a "right on red" situation. I have seen many near misses by vehicles rolling through a "right on red." I was just wondering what our state law requires of us to do at stop signs/red lights.