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Chapter 169. Traffic Regulations

Chapter Sections
Section Headnote
169.01Definitions.

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

TOWING
169.041Towing authorized.
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.
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.
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169.121Subdivisions renumbered, repealed, or no longer in effect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169.123Subdivisions renumbered, repealed, or no longer in effect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169.129Subdivisions renumbered, repealed, or no longer in effect

DRIVING RULES
169.13Reckless or careless driving.
169.131Repealed, 1976 c 103 s 1
169.132Repealed, 1977 c 347 s 29
169.14Speed limits, zones; radar.
169.141Repealed, 1996 c 455 art 1 s 11
169.145Implement of husbandry; speed, brakes.
169.15Impeding traffic.
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.
169.23Repealed, 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; requirements, prohibitions, 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
169.435State school bus safety administration.
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; information; rules.
169.446Safety of school children; training and education rules.
169.447School bus and Head Start bus safety.
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.
169.48Vehicle 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.
169.797Penalties 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.
169.827Gross 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
169.832Weight limitations on designated routes.
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 wide load of baled agricultural product.
169.863Special pulpwood vehicle 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
169.965Univerity 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

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