169.783 COMMERCIAL VEHICLE ACCIDENT; REINSPECTION.
Subdivision 1. Postcrash inspection.
A peace officer responding to an accident involving
a commercial motor vehicle must immediately notify the State Patrol if the accident results in
death, personal injury, or property damage to an apparent extent of more than $4,400. It is a
misdemeanor for a person to drive or cause to be driven a commercial motor vehicle after such an
accident unless the vehicle:
(1) has been inspected by a state trooper or other person authorized to conduct inspections
169.781, subdivision 3
, paragraph (a), who is an employee of the Department of
Public Safety or Transportation, and the person inspecting the vehicle has determined that the
vehicle may safely be operated; or
(2) a waiver has been granted under subdivision 2.
Subd. 2. Waiver.
A state trooper or other authorized person called to the scene of an accident
by a responding peace officer under subdivision 1 may waive the inspection requirement of
that subdivision if the person determines that a postcrash inspection is not needed or cannot be
accomplished without unreasonable delay. A person who grants a waiver must provide to the
driver of the commercial motor vehicle for which the waiver is granted a written statement that
the inspection has been waived. The written statement must include the incident report number
assigned to the accident by the State Patrol.
History: 1990 c 563 s 3; 1991 c 174 s 7