language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1990 CHAPTER 503-H.F.No. 1927 An act relating to traffic regulations; allowing immediate towing of vehicles unlawfully parked in taxicab zones; regulating approaches of vehicles to certain intersections; amending Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 169.20, subdivision 1; Minnesota Statutes 1989 Supplement, section 169.041, subdivision 4. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1989 Supplement, section 169.041, subdivision 4, is amended to read: Subd. 4. [TOWING ALLOWED.] A towing authority may tow a motor vehicle without regard to the four-hour waiting period if: (1) the vehicle is parked in violation of snow emergency regulations; (2) the vehicle is parked in a rush-hour restricted parking area; (3) the vehicle is blocking a driveway, alley, or fire hydrant; (4) the vehicle is parked in a bus lane where parking is prohibited; (5) the vehicle is parked within 30 feet of a stop sign and visually blocking the stop sign; (6) the vehicle is parked in a handicap transfer zone or handicapped parking space without a handicapped parking certificate or handicapped license plates; (7) the vehicle is parked in an area that has been posted for temporary restricted parking at least 24 hours in advance; (8) the vehicle is parked within the right-of-way of a controlled access highway or within the traveled portion of a public street when travel is allowed there; (9) the vehicle is unlawfully parked in a zone that is restricted by posted signs to use by fire, police, public safety, or emergency vehicles; (10) the vehicle is unlawfully parked on property at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport owned by the metropolitan airports commission; (11) a law enforcement official has probable cause to believe that the vehicle is stolen, or that the vehicle constitutes or contains evidence of a crime and impoundment is reasonably necessary to obtain or preserve the evidence; (12) the driver, operator, or person in physical control of the vehicle is taken into custody and the vehicle is impounded for safekeeping;
or(13) a law enforcement official has probable cause to believe that the owner, operator, or person in physical control of the vehicle has failed to respond to five or more citations for parking or traffic offenses; or (14) the vehicle is unlawfully parked in a zone that is restricted by posted signs to use by taxicabs. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 169.20, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [APPROACHING UNCONTROLLEDINTERSECTION.] When two vehicles enter an uncontrolled intersection from different highways at approximately the same time the driver of the vehicle on the left shall yield the right-of-way to the vehicle on the right. When two vehicles enter an intersection controlled by stop signs or by blinking red traffic signals requiring drivers or vehicles from any direction to stop before proceeding, the driver of the vehicle on the left shall yield the right-of-way to the vehicle on the right. At an uncontrolled approach to a T-shaped intersection, the driver required to turn shall yield to the cross traffic. The driver of any vehicle traveling at an unlawful speed shall forfeit any right-of-way which the driver might otherwise have hereunder. The foregoing rules are modified as hereinafter stated in this section. Presented to the governor April 24, 1990 Signed by the governor April 24, 1990, 9:05 p.m.