Curt S. Mowers
Question : Thank you for your articles! I see a lot of pick-up trucks that have dogs walking loose and riding in the box. Isn’t that against the law?
Question: I don’t know if you ever wrote about this, but could you do an article talking about change of address on the driver’s license? As an officer, I come in contact with a lot of people that are unaware of the 30 day requirement for change of address. It might be a good thing to talk about in-state address changes as well as the new resident requirements for getting a Minnesota driver’s license. Thanks for whatever you can do.
Question: When golf carts are using a pedestrian crosswalk, are vehicles required to yield? I say it is a courtesy but not required, my wife says it is required. This happens in town where the street separates a golf course.
Question: What is the law concerning funeral processions? I see them once in a while and some drivers pull over, some mix right in with the funeral procession. I just think there are a lot of people who don’t know what to do, and if you could address the rule on this it might help.
Question : I am a school bus driver. I love my job and I love the kids but some of the drivers we encounter on a daily basis are really getting to me. People act like they don’t see the bus and they don’t slow down when they are coming, so we can’t let the kids off the bus until we know they are going to stop. The ones that bother me the most are the creepers. They stop initially, but then they keep creeping towards the bus, violating the 20-foot restriction required for them to stay back from the bus. This creeping causes big problems.
Question : I have a question about school buses and the flashing white light on the rooftop. I had always heard that the light on the rooftop was only to be used during bad weather such as fog, snow or rain, which I can understand. But in my area of the state I see these lights in operation even on clear sunny days. Is this right or wrong and what does the law say about this?
Question: I know you are always talking about the number of traffic deaths in Minnesota for each year, but how many have there been in the past 10 years? It’s hard to think about what the big picture might be without knowing more. Some known traffic safety information about 2012 would be great too. Thank you.
Question: Could you please remind drivers of the headlight law and when they should be on. I live in the Hibbing area and I have experienced a few “scary situations” the past couple years and I am very disappointed at the number of drivers who fail to abide by this law. Thank you for your attention on this matter.
By Sgt. CURT S. MOWERS Minnesota State Patrol Question: I have been hearing discussions for years now that red cars are most frequently stopped by law enforcement officers, compared to other colored cars. I have also heard red cars are involved in more motor vehicle crashes than that of other colored cars. Is there any truth to either of these longtime stories/myths?
By Sgt. CURT S. MOWERS Minnesota State Patrol Question: Is there a certain safe level for blood sugar for a person who has diabetes? I know a high blood sugar level affects being able to drive safely. Is there a certain level where a ticket will be written if known by the Minnesota State Patrol?