169.47 UNSAFE EQUIPMENT.
Subdivision 1. Misdemeanor; exceptions.
(a) It is unlawful and punishable as hereinafter
provided for any person to drive or for the owner to cause or knowingly permit to be driven on
any highway any vehicle or combination of vehicles which is in such unsafe condition as to
endanger any person, or which does not contain those parts or is not at all times equipped with
such lamps and other equipment in proper condition and adjustment as required in this chapter,
or which is equipped in any manner in violation of this chapter, or for any person to do any act
forbidden or fail to perform any act required under this chapter.
(b) The provisions of this chapter with respect to equipment on vehicles do not apply to
implements of husbandry, road machinery, or road rollers except as otherwise provided in this
(c) For purposes of this section, a specialized vehicle resembling a low-slung trailer having a
short bed or platform shall be deemed to be an implement of husbandry when such vehicle is
used exclusively to transport implements of husbandry, provided, however, that no such vehicle
shall operate on the highway before sunrise or after sunset unless proper lighting is affixed to
the implement being drawn.
Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1978 c 494 s 6
History: (2720-233) 1937 c 464 s 83; 1939 c 430 s 16; 1969 c 256 s 1; Ex1971 c 27 s 11;
1973 c 730 s 1; 1993 c 187 s 5; 1994 c 600 s 2