Question: I read your recent article about winter travel safety. I also heard you were a Boy Scout, which would apply to this also. Can you talk more in-depth about what a person should have in their vehicle? Answer: Great topic to expand on. Yes, I serve as the scoutmaster for my sons’ Boy Scout… Continue reading Ask A Trooper: What do you recommend I have in my car for winter survival? – .
Question: The first snowstorm of the season seemed to catch a lot of us by surprise. Can you talk about what to do to be ready for winter travel? Thank you and be safe. Answer: You are correct and it comes down to being prepared. While summer months are the deadliest on Minnesota roads, wintertime… Continue reading Ask A Trooper: What do I need to be ready for winter travel? – .
Question: I noticed several freshly killed deer on the side of the highway yesterday. What are the traffic-related requirements when someone collides with a deer, and what are the game-related requirements for killing a deer? Is it legal to take the deer home? Answer: If you are involved in a vehicle vs. deer/large animal crash,… Continue reading Ask A Trooper: I just hit a deer, what do I do? – .
Question: What is the ‘Ted Foss law’ in Minnesota? Answer: The law got its name from a tragedy. Minnesota’s “Ted Foss Move Over Law” was named in honor of the State Patrol Trooper who was killed while on a traffic stop on the shoulder of I-90 near the Lewiston exit on August 31, 2000. He… Continue reading Ask A Trooper: What is the ‘Ted Foss law’ in Minnesota? – .
Question: I read your column in the newspaper but don’t think I’ve seen this question. When traveling in the Twin Cities with the required number of passengers in your car, can you use the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes? Do you need to have a transponder set to carpool or some setting to indicate you… Continue reading Ask A Minnesota State Trooper: What are the rules for using the HOV lanes in the Twin Cities? – .
Question: I was recently issued a citation and it states “tires extending beyond fenders” – I have a clarification question on the statute listed, 169.734 It states, “Every passenger automobile shall have fenders, or other devices, that are designed to prevent, as far as practicable, water, dirt, or other material being thrown up and to… Continue reading Ask A Trooper: I got a citation for ‘tires extending beyond fenders.’ What can I do? – .
Question: I see a lot of vehicles broke down and on the side of the road in the summer months. This is when we have our best weather but I am not sure if people realize how hard the heat can be on a vehicle. Many look like they are on a road trip. Can… Continue reading Ask A Trooper: What should I check my vehicle for before leaving on a road trip? – .
FARGO, ND (trfnews.i234.me) An TRF News viewer wondered what happened to the body of Fargo shooter, Mohamad Barakat. We talked to the Cass County Coroner’s Office. – Viewer asked about what happened to the body of Fargo shooter Muhammad Barakat – Cass County coroner’s office confirmed that family out of state claimed the body –… Continue reading What Happened To Body Of Fargo Shooter?
Question: I know you talk about winter travel survival kits when it is that time of the year. But with summer here, can you talk about that and the things motorists should have? Answer: Great idea! Motorists need to be prepared when traveling at any time or anywhere. Here is some information that is shared… Continue reading Ask A Trooper: What things should I have in my car summer travel emergency kit?
Question: My son recently got his driver’s license. Does his name need to be on the proof of auto insurance card? Answer: Minnesota accepts proof of auto insurance on paper or electronically. You son’s name doesn’t need to be listed on the card as long as someone’s is. Talk to your auto insurance agent about… Continue reading Ask A Trooper: What needs to be on my proof of insurance card? – .