Question: I read your last article on rear license plate lamps and the display of license plates and this got me wondering as I went to renew my registration the other day. They gave me new license plates and said they do this every seven years. Why is that? Answer: Good question. Under Minnesota State Statute 168.12 states, "Plates issued for passenger automobiles must be issued for a seven-year period.
Question: I've noticed there appears to be two light bulbs/lamps near the rear license plate. Is it required to have both lights on your license plate working or is it alright if only one light is working? Is it illegal if your license plate light or lights are out? Answer: Most new vehicles are equipped with two rear license plate lamps. Some older models have only one. Minnesota State Statute 169.50 Subd.
Question: I am wondering how to interpret a law for mechanics that have a "Class D" driver's license. Would they be able to "test drive" a semi or bring it to another shop for repairs without penalty? Another question I have pertains to electronic logbooks. My understanding is that a truck driver is required to have a "paper logbook" along with the "electronic book." Is this true? Answer: The driver of a vehicle must have the proper class license even if it is just for a test drive.
Question: Should I carry my vehicle's title in my vehicle? If so, will a copy suffice? I worry about having the original stolen if someone breaks into my car. Also, what is a vehicle registration? Is it the same as my title? If not, where would I find my registration? Thank you for your help. Answer: You are not required to keep your title in your vehicle and being the important document it is, I suggest storing it in a safe and secure location. Keeping a "copy" of your title in your vehicle is perfectly acceptable.
Question: How many cars can someone try to sell at the end of the driveway without having a "dealer" license? Answer: The law pertaining to a "dealer license" talks about the limit of vehicles a person can sell without needing that license. Minnesota State Statute 168.27 sub. 8 says; "A person is limited to the sale, purchase, or lease of not more than five motor vehicles in a 12-month period. As far as where a person is selling them, much of this will depend on the local zoning ordinances.
With Memorial Day around the corner, I wanted to take time to remember and honor troopers who had lost their lives in World War II while serving with the Minnesota State Patrol. Clinton Quinlen died in World War II. Quinlen was a member of the 194th Tank Battalion from Brainerd.
Question: I plan on travelling to Iowa in about a month to visit a friend. There is a possibility of going trap shooting while I am down there and I was thinking of bringing a shotgun down with me. Are there any laws against transporting a shotgun that I should be aware of, and what actions should I take to ensure that I won't find myself in any trouble? Answer: Minnesota State Statute 97B.045 talks about the transportation of firearms.
Question: What happens when an auto dealer doesn't transfer the title of a car or pay the taxes? Answer: Here is what Minnesota State Statute (M.S.S.) says regarding dealer transferring titles: M.S.S. 168A.11 Sub.1 says that the dealer shall mail or deliver the certificate to the registrar or deputy registrar with the transferee's application for a new certificate and appropriate taxes and fees, within ten business days. M.S.S.
Question: Does the Minnesota State Patrol use dogs within its agency? Answer: Yes. This spring, Minnesota State Patrol (MSP) canine handlers and their four-footed partners took top honors at the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) Regional Certification Trials. Their wins qualify them to participate in the June U.S. championships, where they've won three national titles since 2007 In Region 12, Trooper Doug Rauenhorst and K-9 Diesel won 1st place in Vehicle Searches and Trooper Derrick Hagen and K-9 partner Jack won first place overall. At the Region 18 event, Sgt.
Question: Hello, my question was referred to you by the State Fire Marshal's office. I have a customer that has a fire extinguisher question.