Question: I recently purchased a 2018 Polaris Ranger. We have a two-year old son and I am wondering what the laws are. Does he need to be in a car seat or booster seat with a helmet? Thank you in advance. Answer: When riding on ATVs, OHVs and motorcycles, a passenger under age 18 must: • Wear an approved helmet when riding on public lands or waters, or on a public road right-of-way.
Question: We have a livestock trailer that we bought back in 2017, as I understand livestock trailers do not require license plates. So my question is, do I need to have any paper work if I am hauling my trailer? Answer: No Minnesota registration is required if your livestock trailer meets the definition of a small farm trailer. It's a small farm trailer if it meets the following requirements and it will not be taxed as a motor vehicle using public streets and highways: • Farm trailers with a gross weight of less than 10,000 pounds.
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.