Question: I own a 1987 Toyota based RV. The dashboard instrument cluster is pretty minimal. No tachometer, etc. I have found a cluster from another Toyota truck that I'd like to install. My problem is that my RV has about 112,000 miles on the odometer while the "new" odometer shows a bit over 210,000 miles.
Question: My registration tabs for my license plates are due. Is there some leeway when I have to purchase those? Answer: This is a good question and I have learned something myself along the way. Minnesota State Statute 168.09 says: "A vehicle registered under the monthly series system of registration shall display the plates and insignia issued within ten days of the first day of the month which commences the registration period." Let me clarify: The registration tabs must be purchased before the end of the month, but you have 10 days to display them.
Question: My front license plate fell off recently, am I required to display one? Can I display it up in the front windshield?
I have questions about registering a car I'm in the process of restoring (early 1970s vintage) with an original Minnesota license plate from the same year as the car was made. Here are my questions: Q1. Does the original license plate have to be one that was issued to that vehicle or can it be another prior issued plate which is in good legible condition and no longer showing to be in use? A1. The original plate must be in good condition and cannot be repainted or restored. It can be another plate, as long as the plate is the same year as the vehicle you are registering. Q2.
Question: I have wanted to ask this question for some time now, and after talking to others about it, it's time to ask. While driving through the countryside, on more than one occasion, I've been blasted with water coming from the water cannon on the end of field irrigators. I ride a motorcycle and can't imagine what would happen if I got hit with one of those water cannons while on my bike. What is the law regarding shooting the water from an irrigator onto or across a public road, and what can we as drivers do about it?
Question: When you're at a green light (without a green arrow) and you're making a left turn, what are the laws about creeping out into the intersection? Answer: You can go out into the intersection on a green light to make a left turn, even if you have to wait for the oncoming traffic, because left turns are exempt from the intersection gridlock law. The intersection gridlock law applies specifically to entering an intersection (at a traffic control light) that you can't cross because traffic is backed up through the intersection due to another red light, train, etc.
Question: With the new law of $300 fines in construction zones I have a question. I know the white speed limit sign is the legal speed limit. Are orange signs supposed to be advisory or warning signs? Can you get a ticket for going the speed of the white sign when there is also some orange signs posted? I've seen some construction zones with white and orange signs posted 55 mph and then some orange signs with 35 mph speed signs. What is the legal speed limit? Answer: You are correct; motorists who speed through a work zone will be fined $300 (effective Aug.
Question: I'm starting to see political signs pop up all over along the highways. What are the rules with these? Thanks! Answer: Placement of campaign signs in state highway rights-of-way is prohibited under MN State Statute 160.27. In addition, campaign signs may not be placed on private property outside of the right-of-way limits without landowner consent. Highway rights-of-way include the driving lanes, inside and outside shoulders, ditches and sight corners at intersections.
Question: Decades ago, when I got my driver's license, it seems that there had been a height requirement in order to drive a vehicle safely. If the driver's height was too short, then a booster was required to get the driver at a proper driving height for visibility. Today, on the roads and highways, I see many drivers who are positioned to look through the steering wheel to drive. Isn't this a violation, sighting improper visibility for safety on the road? Answer: According to Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS), there is no specific height that requires an elevated seat restriction.
Question: I have been seeing many tractor trailer rigs where, under the trailer, there is a skirt that I am assuming is for less drag. I have also seen maybe a half a dozen trailers that have an extension off the back of the trailer that I believe is also for increased aerodynamics.