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CHAPTER 169. Traffic regulations

Table of Sections
Section Headnote
169.01 Definitions.

APPLICABILITY; EXCEPTIONS

169.02 Scope.
169.022 Uniform application.
169.025 Application of motor carrier rules.
169.03 Emergency vehicles; exemptions; application.
169.04 Local authority.

TOWING

169.041 Towing authorized.
169.042 Towing; notice to victim of vehicle theft.

APPLICABILITY; LOCAL OR PRIVATE ROAD

169.045 Special vehicle use on roadway.
169.05 Private roadways.

SIGNS AND SIGNALS

169.06 Signs, signals, markings.
169.07 Unauthorized sign.
169.072 Unauthorized mailbox installation.
169.073 Prohibited light or signal.
169.08 Unlawful to possess, alter, deface, or remove sign.

TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS

169.09 Accidents.
169.10 Statistical information.
169.11 Criminal negligence.
169.12 [Repealed, 1957 c 297 s 2]
169.121
169.1211 [Repealed, 2000 c 478 art 2 s 8]
169.1215 [Repealed, 2000 c 478 art 2 s 8]
169.1216 [Repealed, 2000 c 478 art 2 s 8]
169.1217 [Repealed, 2000 c 478 art 2 s 8]
169.1218 [Repealed, 2000 c 478 art 2 s 8]
169.1219 [Repealed, 2000 c 478 art 2 s 8]
169.122 [Repealed, 2000 c 478 art 2 s 8]
169.123
169.1231 [Repealed, 1983 c 306 s 7]
169.124 [Repealed, 2000 c 478 art 2 s 8]
169.125 [Repealed, 2000 c 478 art 2 s 8]
169.126 [Repealed, 2000 c 478 art 2 s 8]
169.1261 [Repealed, 2000 c 478 art 2 s 8]
169.1265 [Repealed, 2000 c 478 art 2 s 8]
169.127 [Repealed, 1978 c 727 s 11]
169.128 [Repealed, 2000 c 478 art 2 s 8]
169.129

DRIVING RULES

169.13 Reckless or careless driving.
169.131 [Repealed, 1976 c 103 s 1]
169.132 [Repealed, 1977 c 347 s 29]
169.14 Speed limits, zones; radar.
169.141 [Repealed, 1996 c 455 art 1 s 11]
169.145 Implement of husbandry; speed, brakes.
169.15 Impeding traffic.
169.16 Speed on bridge.
169.17 Emergency vehicle.
169.18 Driving rules.
169.19 Turning, starting, and signaling.
169.20 Right-of-way.
169.201 Yield sign.

PEDESTRIANS

169.202 Blind person carrying white cane.
169.21 Pedestrian.
169.212 Operation of electric personal assistive mobility devices.
169.215 Crossing for seniors or disabled persons.
169.2151 Pedestrian safety crossings.
169.219 Public service announcements.
169.22 Hitchhiking; solicitation of business.
169.221 [Repealed, 1978 c 739 s 15]

BICYCLES AND MOTORIZED BICYCLES

169.222 Operation of bicycle.
169.223 Motorized bicycle.
169.23 [Repealed, 1965 c 45 s 73]
169.24 [Repealed, 1961 c 561 s 17]

SAFETY ZONES

169.25 Safety zone.

RAILROAD CROSSINGS

169.26 Special stops at railroad crossing.
169.27 [Repealed, 1976 c 166 s 119]
169.28 Certain vehicles to stop at railroad crossing.
169.29 Crossing railroad tracks with certain equipment.

CONTROLLED ACCESS AND THROUGH HIGHWAYS

169.30 Designation of through highways.
169.305 Controlled access rules and penalties.

BUS USE OF SHOULDERS

169.306 Use of shoulders by buses.

OTHER TRAFFIC RULES

169.31 Stop at sidewalk.
169.315 Opening and closing vehicle door.

STOPPING, PARKING PROVISIONS

169.32 Stopping, standing, and parking.
169.33 Police may move vehicle.
169.34 Prohibitions; stopping, parking.
169.342 Good Samaritan; exception to stopping and parking.
169.345 Parking privilege for physically disabled.
169.346 Disability parking; requirements, prohibitions, enforcement.
169.35 Parking.
169.36 Parking; brake set and wheels turned.

OTHER TRAFFIC RULES

169.37 Obstructing view of driver.
169.38 [Repealed, 2001 c 24 s 5]
169.39 Coasting.
169.40 Fire truck; fire station.
169.41 Crossing fire hose.
169.42 Littering; dropping object on vehicle; misdemeanor.
169.421 Civil liability for littering.
169.43 Swinging gate on truck.

SCHOOL BUS SAFETY

169.435 State school bus safety administration.
169.44 [Repealed, 1991 c 277 s 18]
169.441 School bus identification.
169.442 School bus signals.
169.443 Safety of school children; bus driver's duties.
169.444 Safety of school children; duties of other drivers.
169.445 Cooperation with law enforcement; information; rules.
169.446 Safety of school children; training and education rules.
169.447 School bus and Head Start bus safety.
169.448 Other buses.
169.449 School bus operation.
169.45 [Repealed, 1994 c 647 art 12 s 43]
169.4501 School bus equipment standards.
169.4502 Additional Minnesota school bus chassis standards.
169.4503 Additional Minnesota school bus body standards.
169.4504 Additional standards for specially equipped bus.
169.451 Inspecting school and Head Start buses; rules; misdemeanor.
169.4511 School bus accident and subsequent operation.
169.452 [Repealed, 1998 c 398 art 6 s 38]
169.454 Type III vehicle standards.
169.4581 Criminal conduct on school bus.
169.4582 Reportable offense on school bus.

VEHICLE EQUIPMENT, SAFETY

169.46 Hitching behind vehicle.
169.467 Motor vehicle safety standards; definitions.
169.468 Vehicle safety rules; federal safety standards.
169.469 Injunction.
169.47 Unsafe equipment.
169.471 Television; headphones.
169.48 Vehicle lighting.
169.49 Headlamps.
169.50 Rear lamps.
169.51 Clearance and marker lamps.
169.52 Projecting load; light or flag.
169.522 Slow-moving vehicle, sign required.
169.53 Lights for parked vehicles.
169.54 [Repealed, 1951 c 132 s 1]
169.541 Lighting exemption for law enforcement; standards.
169.55 Lights on all vehicles.
169.56 Auxiliary lights.
169.57 Vehicle signals.
169.58 Identification lamps.
169.59 Warning lights.
169.60 Distribution of light.
169.61 Composite beam.
169.62 Certain lights permitted on old motor vehicles.
169.63 Number of lamps.
169.64 Prohibited lights; exceptions.
169.65 Specifications for lighting and other devices.
169.66 Hearing on specifications.
169.67 Brakes.
169.672 [Repealed, 1984 c 549 s 34]
169.68 Horn, siren.
169.684 Seat belt; declaration of policy.
169.685 Seat belt; passenger restraint system for children.
169.686 Seat belt use required; penalty.
169.69 Muffler.
169.691 [Repealed, 1974 c 500 s 2]
169.692 [Repealed, 1974 c 500 s 2]
169.693 Motor vehicle noise limits.
169.70 Rear view mirror.
169.71 Windshield.
169.72 Tire surface; metal studs.
169.721 Unsafe tires; definitions.
169.722 Rules for tire safety.
169.723 Tires considered unsafe.
169.724 Prohibition; operating automobile with unsafe tires.
169.725 Tire safety enforcement.
169.726 Automobile sale prohibited unless tires are safe.
169.727 Unsafe tires; misdemeanor.
169.73 Bumpers, safeguards.
169.733 Wheel flaps on truck and trailer.
169.734 Automobile fenders.
169.74 Safety glass.
169.743 Bug deflector.
169.75 Flares, flags, or reflectors required.

FIRST AID EQUIPMENT IN POLICE VEHICLES

169.751 Definitions.
169.752 Patrol motor vehicles, first aid equipment.
169.753 Law enforcement officers trained in first aid.
169.754 Appropriations authorized.
169.755 [Repealed, 1984 c 549 s 34]
169.76 [Repealed, 1984 c 520 s 26]

TRANSPORTING PRESSURIZED GAS

169.762 Pressurized flammable gas.

VEHICLE INSPECTIONS

169.77 [Repealed, 1993 c 26 s 11]
169.771 Spot check of motor vehicle.
169.78 Municipal inspection station.
169.781 Annual commercial vehicle inspection; inspectors, fee, penalty.
169.782 Daily commercial vehicle inspection; penalty.
169.783 Commercial vehicle accident; reinspection.
169.79 Vehicle registration; displaying license plates.

VEHICLE INSURANCE

169.791 Criminal penalty for failure to produce proof of insurance.
169.792 Revocation of license for failure to produce proof of insurance.
169.793 Vehicle insurance; unlawful acts, penalties.
169.794 [Repealed, 1Sp2003 c 19 art 2 s 79]
169.795 Vehicle insurance rules.
169.796 Verification of insurance coverage.
169.797 Penalties for failure to provide vehicle insurance.
169.798 Rules of commissioner of public safety.
169.799 [Repealed, 1Sp2003 c 19 art 2 s 79]

REQUIREMENT TO SHOW RENTAL AGREEMENT

169.7995 Failure to produce rental or lease agreement.

SIZE, WEIGHT, AND LOAD RESTRICTIONS AND PERMITS

169.80 Size, weight, load.
169.801 Implement of husbandry.
169.81 Height and length limitations.
169.82 Trailer equipment.
169.822 Weight limitations; definitions.
169.823 Tire weight limits.
169.824 Gross weight schedule.
169.825
169.826 Gross weight seasonal increases.
169.827 Gross weight reduction on restricted route.
169.828 Axle restrictions.
169.829 Weight limits not applicable to certain vehicles.
169.83
169.831 [Repealed, 1976 c 343 s 6]
169.832 Weight limitations on designated routes.
169.833 [Repealed, 1991 c 339 s 12]
169.834 [Repealed, 1981 c 321 s 12]
169.835 Federal qualifying highway.
169.84 Load limit on bridge.
169.85 Weighing; penalty.
169.851 Weight record.
169.86 Special permit to exceed height, width, or load; fees.
169.861 [Repealed, 1982 c 617 s 27]
169.862 Permit for wide load of baled agricultural product.
169.863 Special pulpwood vehicle permit.
169.87 Seasonal load restriction; route designation.
169.871 Excess weight; civil penalty.
169.872 Receipt of certain overweight loads.
169.88 Damages; liability.

OFFENSES, PENALTIES, AND JUDICIAL PROVISIONS

169.89 Penalties.
169.891 Jurisdiction; limitation of actions.
169.90 Offenses.
169.901 [Repealed, 2001 c 24 s 5]

ARREST AND APPEARANCE PROCEDURES

169.91 Arrest.
169.92 Failure to appear.
169.93 Arrest without warrant.

RECORDS

169.94 Record of conviction.
169.95 Court to keep separate records of violations.

UNIFORM INTERPRETATION

169.96 Interpretation and effect.

UNIVERSITY TRAFFIC RULES

169.965 Univerity regents to regulate traffic and parking.
169.966 Board to regulate traffic on state universities.

CITATION

169.97 Citation; Highway Traffic Regulation Act.

DRIVER IMPROVEMENT CLINICS

169.971 Driver improvement clinics; definitions.
169.972 Establishment of driver improvement clinic; fees.
169.973 Regulation of clinic; director.

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

169.974 Motorcycle, motor scooter, motor bike.
169.98 Police, patrol, or security guard vehicle.
169.983 Speeding violation; credit card payment of fine.

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

169.985 Traffic citation quota prohibited.
169.99 Uniform traffic ticket.
169.991 Expired
169.992 Expired
169.993 Expired
169.994 Expired
169.995 Expired
169.996 Expired
169.997 Expired
169.998 Expired

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