as introduced - 83rd Legislature (2003 - 2004) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
|Introduction||Posted on 02/06/2003|
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to traffic regulations; allowing display of 1.3 flashing blue lights to the front of emergency 1.4 vehicles; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 1.5 169.64, subdivision 4. 1.6 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.7 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 169.64, 1.8 subdivision 4, is amended to read: 1.9 Subd. 4. [BLUE LIGHT.] (a) Except as provided in 1.10 paragraphs (b) to (d), blue lights are prohibited on all 1.11 vehicles except road maintenance equipment and snow removal 1.12 equipment operated by or under contract to the state or a 1.13 political subdivision thereof. 1.14 (b) Authorized emergency vehicles may display flashing blue 1.15 lights to the rear of the vehicle as a warning signal in 1.16 combination with other lights permitted or required by this 1.17 chapter. In addition, authorized emergency vehicles may 1.18 display, mounted on the passenger side only, flashing blue 1.19 lights to the front of the vehicle as a warning signal in 1.20 combination with other lights permitted or required by this 1.21 chapter. 1.22 (c) A motorcycle may display a blue light of up to one-inch 1.23 diameter as part of the motorcycle's rear brake light. 1.24 (d) A motor vehicle may display a blue light of up to 1.25 one-inch diameter as part of the vehicle's rear brake light if: 2.1 (1) the vehicle is a collector vehicle, as described in 2.2 section 168.10; or 2.3 (2) the vehicle is eligible to display a collector plate 2.4 under section 168.10.