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2013 Minnesota Statutes

Chapter 169. Traffic Regulations

Chapter Sections
Section Headnote
169.001S 2006 Renumbered 15.001
169.01Subdivisions renumbered, repealed, or no longer in effect
169.011Definitions

APPLICABILITY; EXCEPTIONS
169.02Scope
169.022Uniform Application
169.025Application of Motor Carrier Regulations
169.03Emergency Vehicles
169.035Exemptions; Applications
169.04Local Authority

TOWING
169.041Subdivisions renumbered, repealed, or no longer in effect
169.042Towing; Notice to Victim of Vehicle Theft

APPLICABILITY; LOCAL OR PRIVATE ROAD
169.045Special Vehicle Use on Roadway
169.05Private Roadways

SIGNS AND SIGNALS
169.06Signs, Signals, Markings
169.07Unauthorized Sign, Signal, or Marking
169.072Unauthorized Mailbox Installation
169.073Prohibited Light or Signal
169.08Unlawful to Possess, Alter, Deface, or Remove Sign

TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS
169.09Accidents
169.10Statistical Information

BAD DRIVING
169.11Criminal Negligence
169.12Repealed, 1957 c 297 s 2
169.121Subdivisions renumbered, repealed, or no longer in effect
169.1211Repealed, 2000 c 478 art 2 s 8
169.1215Repealed, 2000 c 478 art 2 s 8
169.1216Repealed, 2000 c 478 art 2 s 8
169.1217Repealed, 2000 c 478 art 2 s 8
169.1218Repealed, 2000 c 478 art 2 s 8
169.1219Repealed, 2000 c 478 art 2 s 8
169.122Repealed, 2000 c 478 art 2 s 8
169.123Subdivisions renumbered, repealed, or no longer in effect
169.1231Repealed, 1983 c 306 s 7
169.124Repealed, 2000 c 478 art 2 s 8
169.125Repealed, 2000 c 478 art 2 s 8
169.126Repealed, 2000 c 478 art 2 s 8
169.1261Repealed, 2000 c 478 art 2 s 8
169.1265Repealed, 2000 c 478 art 2 s 8
169.127Repealed, 1978 c 727 s 11
169.128Repealed, 2000 c 478 art 2 s 8
169.129Subdivisions renumbered, repealed, or no longer in effect
169.13Reckless or Careless Driving
169.131Repealed, 1976 c 103 s 1
169.132Repealed, 1977 c 347 s 29

DRIVING RULES
169.14Speed Limits, Zones; Radar
169.141Repealed, 1996 c 455 art 1 s 11
169.145Repealed, 2008 c 350 art 1 s 97
169.15Impeding Traffic; Intersection Gridlock
169.16Speed on Bridge
169.17Emergency Vehicle
169.18Driving Rules
169.19Turning, Starting, and Signaling
169.20Right-of-Way
169.201Yield Sign

PEDESTRIANS
169.202Blind Person Carrying White Cane
169.21Pedestrian
169.212Operation of Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Devices
169.215Crossing for Seniors or Disabled Persons
169.2151Pedestrian Safety Crossings
169.219Public Service Announcements
169.22Hitchhiking; Solicitation of Business
169.221Repealed, 1978 c 739 s 15

BICYCLES AND MOTORIZED BICYCLES
169.222Operation of Bicycle
169.223Motorized Bicycle
169.224Neighborhood and Medium-Speed Electric Vehicles

MOTORIZED FOOT SCOOTER
169.225Motorized Foot Scooter

SPOTTER TRUCKS
169.228Spotter Trucks
169.23Repealed, 1965 c 45 s 73
169.24Repealed, 1961 c 561 s 17

SAFETY ZONES
169.25Safety Zone

RAILROAD CROSSINGS
169.26Special Stops at Railroad Crossing
169.27Repealed, 1976 c 166 s 119
169.28Certain Vehicles to Stop at Railroad Crossing
169.29Crossing Railroad Tracks with Certain Equipment

CONTROLLED-ACCESS AND THROUGH HIGHWAYS
169.30Designation of Through Highways
169.305Controlled-Access Rules and Penalties

BUS USE OF SHOULDERS
169.306Use of Shoulders by Buses

OTHER TRAFFIC RULES
169.31Stop at Sidewalk
169.315Opening and Closing Vehicle Door

STOPPING, PARKING PROVISIONS
169.32Stopping, Standing, and Parking
169.33Police May Move Vehicle
169.34Prohibitions; Stopping, Parking
169.342Good Samaritan; Exception to Stopping and Parking
169.345Parking Privilege for Physically Disabled
169.346Disability Parking Areas; Criteria, Enforcement
169.35Parking
169.36Parking; Brake Set and Wheels Turned

OTHER TRAFFIC RULES
169.37Obstructing View of Driver
169.38Repealed, 2001 c 24 s 5
169.39Coasting
169.40Fire Truck; Fire Station
169.41Crossing Fire Hose
169.42Littering; Dropping Object on Vehicle; Misdemeanor
169.421Civil Liability for Littering
169.43Swinging Gate on Truck

SCHOOL BUS SAFETY
169.435Office of Pupil Transportation Safety
169.44Repealed, 1991 c 277 s 18
169.441School Bus Identification
169.442School Bus Signals
169.443Safety of School Children; Bus Driver's Duties
169.444Safety of School Children; Duties of Other Drivers
169.445Cooperation with Law Enforcement
169.446Safety of School Children; Training and Education Rules
169.447School Bus and Head Start Bus Safety
169.4475Special Event School Bus Use
169.448Other Buses
169.449School Bus Operation
169.45Repealed, 1994 c 647 art 12 s 43
169.4501School Bus Equipment Standards
169.4502Additional Minnesota School Bus Chassis Standards
169.4503Additional Minnesota School Bus Body Standards
169.4504Additional Standards for Specially Equipped Bus
169.451Inspecting School and Head Start Buses; Rules; Misdemeanor
169.4511School Bus Accident and Subsequent Operation
169.452Repealed, 1998 c 398 art 6 s 38
169.454Type III Vehicle Standards
169.4581Criminal Conduct on School Bus
169.4582Reportable Offense on School Bus

VEHICLE EQUIPMENT, SAFETY
169.46Hitching behind Vehicle
169.467Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Definitions
169.468Vehicle Safety Rules; Federal Safety Standards
169.469Injunction
169.47Unsafe Equipment
169.471Television; Headphones
169.475Use of Wireless Communications Device
169.48Vehicle Lighting
169.49Headlamps
169.50Rear Lamps
169.51Clearance and Marker Lamps
169.52Projecting Load; Light or Flag
169.522Slow-Moving Vehicle, Sign Required
169.53Lights for Parked Vehicles
169.54Repealed, 1951 c 132 s 1
169.541Lighting Exemption for Law Enforcement; Standards
169.55Lights on All Vehicles
169.56Auxiliary Lights
169.57Vehicle Signals
169.58Identification Lamps
169.59Warning Lights
169.60Distribution of Light
169.61Composite Beam
169.62Certain Lights Permitted on Old Motor Vehicles
169.63Number of Lamps
169.64Prohibited Lights; Exceptions
169.65Specifications for Lighting and Other Devices
169.66Hearing on Specifications
169.67Brakes
169.672Repealed, 1984 c 549 s 34
169.68Horn, Siren
169.684Seat Belt; Declaration of Policy
169.685Seat Belt; Passenger Restraint System for Children
169.686Seat Belt Use Required; Penalty
169.69Muffler
169.691Repealed, 1974 c 500 s 2
169.692Repealed, 1974 c 500 s 2
169.693Motor Vehicle Noise Limits
169.70Rear View Mirror
169.71Windshield
169.72Tire Surface; Metal Studs
169.721Unsafe Tires; Definitions
169.722Rules for Tire Safety
169.723Tires Considered Unsafe
169.724Prohibition; Operating Automobile with Unsafe Tires
169.725Tire Safety Enforcement
169.726Automobile Sale Prohibited Unless Tires Are Safe
169.727Unsafe Tires; Misdemeanor
169.73Bumpers, Safeguards
169.733Wheel Flaps on Truck and Trailer
169.734Automobile Fenders
169.74Safety Glass
169.743Bug Deflector
169.75Flares, Flags, or Reflectors Required

FIRST AID EQUIPMENT IN POLICE VEHICLES
169.751Definitions
169.752Patrol Motor Vehicles, First Aid Equipment
169.753Law Enforcement Officers Trained in First Aid
169.754Appropriations Authorized
169.755Repealed, 1984 c 549 s 34
169.76Repealed, 1984 c 520 s 26

TRANSPORTING PRESSURIZED GAS
169.762Pressurized Flammable Gas

VEHICLE INSPECTIONS
169.77Repealed, 1993 c 26 s 11
169.771Spot-Check of Motor Vehicle
169.78Municipal Inspection Station
169.781Annual Commercial Vehicle Inspection; Inspectors, Fee, Penalty
169.782Daily Commercial Vehicle Inspection; Penalty
169.783Commercial Vehicle Accident; Reinspection
169.79Vehicle Registration; Displaying License Plates

VEHICLE INSURANCE
169.791Criminal Penalty for Failure to Produce Proof of Insurance
169.792Revocation of License for Failure to Produce Proof of Insurance
169.793Vehicle Insurance; Unlawful Acts, Penalties
169.794Repealed, 1Sp2003 c 19 art 2 s 79
169.795Vehicle Insurance Rules
169.796Verification of Insurance Coverage
169.7961Suspension of Program to Verify Insurance Coverage Through Sampling
169.797Penalties for Failure to Provide Vehicle Insurance
169.798Rules of Commissioner of Public Safety
169.799Repealed, 1Sp2003 c 19 art 2 s 79

REQUIREMENT TO SHOW RENTAL AGREEMENT
169.7995Failure to Produce Rental or Lease Agreement

SIZE, WEIGHT, AND LOAD RESTRICTIONS AND PERMITS
169.80Size, Weight, Load
169.801Implement of Husbandry
169.81Height and Length Limitations
169.82Trailer Equipment
169.822Weight Limitations; Definitions
169.823Tire Weight Limits
169.824Gross Weight Schedule
169.825Subdivisions renumbered, repealed, or no longer in effect
169.826Gross Weight Seasonal Increases
169.8261Gross Weight Limitations; Forest Products
169.827Gross Weight Reduction on Restricted Route
169.828Axle Restrictions
169.829Weight Limits Not Applicable to Certain Vehicles
169.83Subdivisions renumbered, repealed, or no longer in effect
169.831Repealed, 1976 c 343 s 6
169.832Subdivisions renumbered, repealed, or no longer in effect
169.833Repealed, 1991 c 339 s 12
169.834Repealed, 1981 c 321 s 12
169.835Federal Qualifying Highway
169.84Load Limit on Bridge
169.85Weighing; Penalty
169.851Weight Record
169.86Special Permit to Exceed Height, Width, or Load; Fees
169.861Repealed, 1982 c 617 s 27
169.862Permit for Baled Farm Product to Exceed Height or Width
169.863Special Pulpwood Vehicle Permit
169.864Special Paper Products Vehicle Permits
169.865Special Farm Products Permits
169.866Special Canola-Hauling Vehicle Permit
169.867Special Milk-Hauling Permit
169.868Special Freight Distribution Permit
169.87Seasonal Load Restriction; Route Designation
169.871Excess Weight; Civil Penalty
169.872Receipt of Certain Overweight Loads
169.88Damages; Liability

OFFENSES, PENALTIES, AND JUDICIAL PROVISIONS
169.89Penalties
169.891Jurisdiction; Limitation of Actions
169.90Offenses
169.901Repealed, 2001 c 24 s 5

ARREST AND APPEARANCE PROCEDURES
169.91Arrest
169.92Failure to Appear
169.93Arrest Without Warrant

RECORDS
169.94Record of Conviction
169.95Court to Keep Separate Records of Violations

UNIFORM INTERPRETATION
169.96Interpretation and Effect

UNIVERSITY TRAFFIC RULES
169.965University Regents to Regulate Traffic and Parking
169.966Board to Regulate Traffic on State Universities

CITATION
169.97Citation; Highway Traffic Regulation Act

DRIVER IMPROVEMENT CLINICS
169.971Driver Improvement Clinics; Definitions
169.972Establishment of Driver Improvement Clinic; Fees
169.973Regulation of Clinic; Director

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
169.974Motorcycle, Motor Scooter, Motor Bike
169.98Police, Patrol, or Security Guard Vehicle
169.983Speeding Violation; Credit Card Payment of Fine

TRAFFIC CITATIONS
169.985Traffic Citation Quota Prohibited
169.99Uniform Traffic Ticket
169.991Expired
169.992Expired
169.993Expired
169.994Expired
169.995Expired
169.996Expired
169.997Expired
169.998Expired
169.999Administrative Citations for Certain Traffic Offenses

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