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TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

See also MOTOR VEHICLES

"Blocking the box," prohibited, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.15

Accidents

Generally, see TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS

Reports, see TRAFFIC ACCIDENT REPORTS

Adult court traffic offenses, juvenile offenders, Minn. Statutes 2017 260B.225

Arrests, see Violators under this topic

Automated license plate readers, see under LICENSE PLATES

Backing, controlled access highways, backing onto, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.305

Bicycles, see Traffic regulations under BICYCLES

Bridges, see BRIDGES (STRUCTURES)

Careless driving, see CARELESS DRIVING

Conflict of laws, state law to prevail, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.022

Criminal vehicular operation, see CRIMINAL VEHICULAR OPERATION

Defenses, motorcyclists, entering or crossing intersections against red lights, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.06

Definitions

Drivers' licenses, Minn. Statutes 2017 171.04

Highway Traffic Regulation Act, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.011

Motor vehicle insurance, Minn. Statutes 2017 65B.14

Right of way, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.20

Safety of school children, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.444

Driver education, see DRIVER EDUCATION

Driving rules

Buses, operation on freeway or expressway shoulders, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.306

Drivers' license examination, Minn. Statutes 2017 171.13

Firehoses, crossing, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.41

Following vehicles closely, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.03, 2017 169.18

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.18

Intersections, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.15

Laned highways, Minn. Statutes 2017 171.13

Motorcycles, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.974

Motorized bicycles, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.223

Motorized foot scooters, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.225

Obstructing driver's view, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.37

Parking, see same under this topic

Passing, see same under this topic

Signaling, see same under this topic

Slow-moving vehicles, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.15, 2017 169.18

Speed limits, see SPEED LIMITS

Standing, see same under this topic

Starting, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.06, 2017 169.19, 2017 169.21

Stopping, see same under this topic

Turning, see Turning under this topic

Work zones, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.06

Yielding, see same under this topic

Emergency vehicles, see EMERGENCY VEHICLES

Enforcement of law, racial profiling, Minn. Statutes 2017 626.8471

Evidence, negligence, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.96

Examinations, drivers' license applicants, Minn. Statutes 2017 171.13

Fines

Petty misdemeanors, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.06, 2017 169.34, 2017 169.89

School buses, passing or stopping violations, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.444

Surcharges, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.14, 2017 171.16, 2017 588.01

Flaggers, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.06

Following too closely

Emergency vehicles, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.18

Streetcars, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.03

Headlights, see HEADLIGHTS

Headphones in vehicles, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.471

Highway Traffic Regulation Act, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.011 to 2017 169.99

Highway work zones, violations while in, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.14

Lawsuits, negligence, prima facie evidence, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.96

Liability, motor vehicle lessees and lessors, violations and penalties, Minn. Statutes 2017 168.2701

Major traffic offenses, juvenile offenders, Minn. Statutes 2017 260B.225

Marine traffic rules, Minn. Statutes 2017 86B.211, 2017 260B.225

Military installations, adjutant general, duties, Minn. Statutes 2017 190.11

Motorcycle road guards, Minn. Statutes 2017 171.60

Motorized foot scooters, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.225

National Guard, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2017 192.31

Ordinances

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2017 168B.035

Parking, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.35

State law, conformity, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.022

Violations and penalties, see same under this topic

Weight limits of highways, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.822

Overdimensional load escort drivers, see under DRIVERS

Parking

Bicycle ways, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.34

Bikeways, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.18

Diesel school buses, Minn. Statutes 2017 123B.885

Disabled persons, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.345, 2017 169.346

Emergency vehicles, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.03

Good samaritans, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.342

Local authorities, powers, Minn. Statutes 2017 168B.035

Motor vehicles parked on school grounds, removal, Minn. Statutes 2017 123B.02

Motorcycles, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.974

No curb, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.35

One-way roadways, ordinances, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.35

Parallel to curb, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.35

Parked vehicles, lights, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.53

Petroleum transport, Minn. Statutes 2017 221.0314

Prohibited parking

Bicycle ways, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.34

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.32, 2017 169.34

Good samaritans, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.342

Motor vehicles, impoundments, see Motor vehicles under IMPOUNDMENTS

Near fire apparatus, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.40

State colleges and universities, Minn. Statutes 2017 136F.53, 2017 169.966

Trucks, tailgates or tailboards, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.43

Violations and penalties, see same under this topic

Visibility, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.32

Passing

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.18

Motorcycles, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.974

Motorized foot scooters, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.225

Passing vehicles stopped for pedestrians, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.21

Speed limits, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.14

Violations and penalties, see same under this topic

Peace officer duties

Local authorities, powers, Minn. Statutes 2017 168B.035

Traffic, directing, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.06, 2017 169.28, 2017 169.29, 2017 169.34

Posting (notices), local ordinances, Minn. Statutes 2017 168B.035

Private roadways, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.05

Public information and education programs, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.219

Railroad stop crossings, Minn. Statutes 2017 219.20, 2017 219.22

Railroad yield crossings, Minn. Statutes 2017 219.20

Reckless driving, see RECKLESS DRIVING

Right of way

Bicycle ways, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.212

Blind persons, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.202, 2017 256C.03

Deaf persons, Minn. Statutes 2017 256C.03

Drivers, duties, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.21

Electric personal assistive mobility devices, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.212

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.20

Motor vehicles crossing to turn, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.19

National Guard, Minn. Statutes 2017 192.31

Pedestrian crossings, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.21, 2017 169.31

School children, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.21

Sidewalks, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.212, 2017 169.31

Violations and penalties, see same under this topic

Safety patrol, see SCHOOL SAFETY PATROL

Safety zones, driving through, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.25

Scooters, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.225

Shoulders, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.306

Signaling

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.19

School buses

Lights, see under SCHOOL BUSES

Stop signal arm systems, see under SCHOOL BUSES

Speed limit, see SPEED LIMITS

Standing

Emergency vehicles, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.03

Local authorities, powers, Minn. Statutes 2017 168B.035

Prohibited standing, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.32, 2017 169.34

Violations and penalties, see same under this topic

Visibility, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.32

Starting

Adult crossing guards, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.21

Parked cars, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.19

School bus flaggers, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.06

State colleges and universities, Minn. Statutes 2017 136F.53, 2017 136F.54, 2017 169.966

Stopping

At sidewalks, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.31

At yield signs, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.201

Blind persons, right of way, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.202, 2017 256C.03

Emergency vehicles, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.03

Good samaritans, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.342

Local authorities, powers, Minn. Statutes 2017 168B.035

Pedestrians, right of way, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.21, 2017 169.31

Prohibited stopping, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.32, 2017 169.34, 2017 169.342

Railroad crossings, see Stopping at under RAILROAD CROSSINGS

Right of way, see same under this topic

School bus flaggers, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.06

School safety patrol, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.21

Signaling, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.19

Streetcars, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.03

Violations and penalties, see same under this topic

Visibility, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.32

Stops

Emergency vehicles, proceeding past, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.03

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.06

Tailgating, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.03, 2017 169.18, 2017 171.165

Television screens in vehicles, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.471

Texting while driving, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.011, 2017 169.475

Toll facilities, Minn. Statutes 2017 160.90

Towing, freeway service patrol, Minn. Statutes 2017 168B.035

Traffic accident reports, see TRAFFIC ACCIDENT REPORTS

Traffic flow, interfering with, opening of motor vehicle doors, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.315

Turning

Bicycle ways, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.19

Bikeways, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.18

Green arrow signal, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.06

Green circular signal, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.06

Lane changes, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.19

Laned highways, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.18

Left turns

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.06, 2017 169.18 to 2017 169.20

Motorized foot scooters, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.225

Markers, buttons, or signs, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.19

Right of way, see same under this topic

Right turns, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.06, 2017 169.19

Signaling, see same under this topic

U-turns, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.19, 2017 169.305

University of Minnesota, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.02, 2017 169.022, 2017 169.965

Violations and penalties

Arrests, see Violators under this topic

Careless driving, see CARELESS DRIVING

Cellular telephones, minor drivers, Minn. Statutes 2017 171.05

Chargeable traffic violations, Minn. Statutes 2017 65B.133

Commercial drivers, Minn. Statutes 2017 171.163, 2017 171.168

Committing, attempting to commit, conspiring, aiding, causing, or permitting offense, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.90

Court administrators, duties, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.95

Court fees, surcharges, Minn. Statutes 2017 357.021

Criminal vehicular operation, see CRIMINAL VEHICULAR OPERATION

Depriving motorcycle use of full lane, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.974

District court, duties, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.95

Driving while impaired, see DRIVING WHILE IMPAIRED

Fines, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.14, 2017 169.89, 2017 171.16, 2017 299D.03, 2017 588.01

Fresh pursuit, Minn. Statutes 2017 626.71

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2017 171.16, 2017 171.17

Gross misdemeanors, pedestrian crosswalks, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.21

Habitual violation, suspension of drivers' license, Minn. Statutes 2017 171.18

High-occupancy vehicle lane, single occupant vehicle user, Minn. Statutes 2017 160.93

Juvenile offenders, see Violators under this topic

Local penalties, conformity with state regulations, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.022

Major traffic offenses, juveniles, Minn. Statutes 2017 260B.225

Misdemeanors, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.21, 2017 169.89, 2017 169.891

Motor vehicle insurance, Minn. Statutes 2017 65B.133, 2017 65B.15

Motor vehicle owners, requiring or permitting offense by others, unlawful, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.90

Motorcycles, driving rules violations, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.974

Motorized foot scooters, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.225

Moving violations

Drivers' licenses and permits, effect, Minn. Statutes 2017 171.04, 2017 171.055, 2017 609B.263, 2017 609B.265

Four in previous three-year period, school bus drivers, Minn. Statutes 2017 631.40

Impoundment of license plates, Minn. Statutes 2017 168.041

Information about, use in cancellation or reduction of insurance coverage, Minn. Statutes 2017 65B.16

Minor drivers, licenses and permits, effect, Minn. Statutes 2017 169A.55, 2017 171.04, 2017 171.05

Motor carriers of railroad employees, Minn. Statutes 2017 221.0255

Motor vehicle insurance, cancellation, Minn. Statutes 2017 65B.15

School bus drivers, disqualification, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.448, 2017 171.02, 2017 171.3215

Suspension of drivers license, Minn. Statutes 2017 168.041

Negligence, prima facie evidence, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.96

Parking violations

Disability parking violations, fine, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.346

Petty misdemeanors, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.34

Removal of parked vehicles, peace officers, powers, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.33

Towing of vehicles, Minn. Statutes 2017 168B.035

Passing violations, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.21, 2017 169.444

Payment by dishonored check, Minn. Statutes 2017 171.18

Peace officers' orders or directions, failure to comply, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.02

Petty misdemeanors

Endangerment, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.99

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.89

Jurisdiction, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.891

School buses, passing violations by other drivers, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.444

Statutes of limitations, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.891

Stopping, standing, and parking, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.34

Traffic tickets, notice requirements, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.99

Presence of car, violation by registered owner, Minn. Statutes 2017 459.14

Presumptions, school buses, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.444

Reckless driving, see RECKLESS DRIVING

Records, Public Safety Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2017 171.12

Red lights, motorcyclists, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.06

Reports about, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.444, 2017 169.95

Right of way violations, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.20, 2017 169.21

Safety zones, driving through, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.25

School bus safety regulations, see Safety under SCHOOL BUSES

Standing vehicles, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.33, 2017 169.34

Stopping violations, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.34, 2017 169.444, 2017 169.999

Tickets, see TRAFFIC TICKETS

Work zone violations, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.06, 2017 169.14

Yielding violations, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.20, 2017 169.21

Violators

Appearance in court, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.91, 2017 169.92

Arrests, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.91, 2017 169.93

Convictions, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.94

Disability parking violations, fines, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.346

Juvenile offenders

Reports about, Minn. Statutes 2017 171.16

Suspension of drivers' license, Minn. Statutes 2017 171.16

Youth-oriented driver improvement clinics, see under DRIVER EDUCATION

Ordinances, revocation of drivers' licenses, Minn. Statutes 2017 171.17

Wireless communications devices, use, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.011, 2017 169.475

Work zones

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.011

Speed limits, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.14

Violations, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.06

Yielding

Buses operated on freeway or expressway shoulders, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.306

Drivers, duties, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.21

Electric personal assistive mobility devices, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.212

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.06

Intersections, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.20

Motor vehicles crossing bicycle ways, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.19

Pedestrian crossings, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.21, 2017 169.219, 2017 171.13

Signs, Minn. Statutes 2017 169.201

Violations and penalties, see same under this topic