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    Ask a Trooper: One last question

    Question: Can you give some good last minute advice or information about traffic safety in a nutshell, since you are no longer going to be an active trooper after your July 1 retirement? Answer: Yes, in a nutshell. Remember that driving or riding in a mot ...

    Ask a Trooper: Construction signs

    It is the time of year where road construction mandates temporary signage restricting or detouring traffic. I contacted a Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Engineer to define what it all means. Here is what I was told: "Road closed to th ...

    Ask a Trooper: Motorcycle information

    Did you know, in Minnesota over half of motorcycle crashes are single vehicle crashes? Motorcycle use is at an all-time high and the two primary factors involved when they crash are "driver inexperience" and "speed." Did you know one m ...

    Ask a Trooper: Youth and Alcohol- Minimum drinking age of 21 issues

    Question: Why don’t we just let our youth drink at age 18 like we used to? They would have more experience and guidance by adults if we did. ...

    Ask A Trooper: Turn on your headlights

    Q uestion: I am a 34-year veteran police officer, nearing the end of my career. The recent snowfalls made me angry, seeing all the drivers not using their headlights. ...

    Ask a Trooper: Delivery vehicles parking issues

    Question: Often I see delivery vehicles of all kinds stopped in the roadway. Either they are double parked, parked near a fire hydrant, parked next to a yellow curb, parked parallel in an angle-parking spot (taking up numerous parking stalls) or parked in ...

    Ask a Trooper: Restricted farm work licenses

    Question: Is there still such a thing as a farm license? I remember some of my friends having one but that was a long time ago and they basically used it to drive all the time. ...

    Ask a Trooper: Are winter crashes worse?

    Question: How bad is winter compared to summer when it comes to crashes? Is it as bad as we think it is or what? It seems like we have a lot more crashes when the snow flies. How about some winter driving tips too for everyone? Thanks! ...

    Introducing... "The Fifth E'!

    Minnesota State Patrol Question: I keep hearing you talking about “Four E’s” when it comes to traffic safety issues and I have even heard you talk about a “Fifth E”. What is that and why is it being talked about at certain times during the year? Answer: T ...

    Ask a Trooper: Graduated driver license laws and parents

    ASK A TROOPER Graduated driver license laws and parents By SGT. CURT S. MOWERS Minnesota State Patrol Question: Our community is trying hard to involve parents with our local driver education programs and we would like to see an article written about the ...

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