as introduced - 83rd Legislature (2003 - 2004) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to traffic regulations; providing for 1.3 surcharge on fine for failure to move vehicle safely 1.4 away from stopped emergency vehicle; requiring certain 1.5 material be included in Minnesota driver's manual; 1.6 amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 169.18, 1.7 subdivision 11; 171.13, by adding a subdivision. 1.8 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.9 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 169.18, 1.10 subdivision 11, is amended to read: 1.11 Subd. 11. [PASSING PARKED EMERGENCY VEHICLE.] (a) When 1.12 approaching and before passing an authorized emergency vehicle 1.13 that is parked or otherwise stopped on or next to a street or 1.14 highway having two or more lanes in the same direction, the 1.15 driver of a vehicle shall safely move the vehicle to a lane away 1.16 from the emergency vehicle. 1.17 (b) A person who violates paragraph (a) is assessed an 1.18 additional surcharge equal to the amount of the fine imposed for 1.19 the violation, but not less than $25. 1.20 Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 171.13, is 1.21 amended by adding a subdivision to read: 1.22 Subd. 1i. [DRIVER'S MANUAL; EMERGENCY VEHICLES.] The 1.23 commissioner shall include in each edition of the driver's 1.24 manual published by the department after August 1, 2003, a 1.25 section relating to the responsibilities of drivers to (1) drive 1.26 at an appropriate reduced speed when approaching an emergency 2.1 vehicle stopped on a highway as required under section 169.14, 2.2 subdivision 3, and (2) move vehicles to a lane safely away from 2.3 an emergency vehicle stopped on a highway as required under 2.4 section 169.18, subdivision 11.