Subdivision 1. Application.
Unless a different meaning is expressly made applicable, the
terms defined in this section shall, for the purposes of this chapter, have the meanings given them.
Subd. 2. Private passenger vehicle insurance.
"Private passenger vehicle insurance" means
a policy insuring a natural person as named insured, and any relative of the named insured who is
a resident of the same household, covering private passenger vehicles or utility vehicles owned
by the insured. This term does not include a policy insuring more than four vehicles rated on a
fleet basis or covering garage, automobiles sales agency, repair shop, service station or public
parking place operation hazards.
Subd. 3. Private passenger vehicle.
"Private passenger vehicle" means a passenger
automobile defined in section
, or a jeep type automobile, that is not rented to others or
used as a public or livery conveyance for passengers.
Subd. 4. Utility vehicle.
"Utility vehicle" means any four wheel vehicle, other than a private
passenger vehicle, which has a pickup, van, or panel truck type body and is not used primarily in
the occupation, profession or business of the insured, other than farming or ranching.
Subd. 5. Motorcycle.
"Motorcycle" means a self-propelled vehicle designed to travel on
fewer than four wheels that has an engine rated at greater than five horsepower, and includes a
trailer with one or more wheels, when the trailer is connected to or being towed by a motorcycle.
For purposes of this chapter, motorcycle includes a motorized bicycle as defined in section
169.01, subdivision 4a
, but does not include an electric-assisted bicycle as defined in section
169.01, subdivision 4b
History: 1977 c 366 s 1; 1984 c 592 s 52; 1987 c 269 s 1; 1989 c 140 s 1; 1996 c 435 s 1