Sgt. Neil Dickenson of the Minnesota State Patrol
Question: Can you explain the new Real ID and driver's license process in Minnesota?
Question: I have a question about carrying a driver's license while operating a vehicle.
Question: Can a person park their camper/RV in the ditch of a highway? What about staying in a RV at a Minnesota rest area?
Question: How effective are the statewide extra-enforcement projects are announced from law enforcement?
Question: If I sell my vehicle to a private party, what do you recommend I do to protect myself in the event the new owner gets into a crash or is arrested prior to them transferring the title into their name?
Question: Do I need an oversize or wide load permit to haul a boat lift that is over 9 feet wide to my cabin?
Question: Yesterday, I saw a guy go by my house on a motorcycle. He had his daughter sitting in front of him while he operated the motorcycle. This girl could not have been more than 7 years old. What is the age for a child to legally ride as a passenger in Minnesota? A second question: Is it legal for that child to sit in front of the actual operator?
Question: Is it legal for a public transit bus to stop in a traffic lane, with the four-way flashers activated, to load or unload passengers?
Question: What is the rule about passing a parked emergency vehicle? In this week's Matters of Record, six drivers were fined $50 for passing a parked emergency vehicle with two lanes in same direction. Perhaps we all need a reminder as to what the law is regarding passing or getting around a parked emergency vehicle. Thanks for addressing my question. Answer: Great question. I have been a Trooper more than 17 years and my patrol car has been hit by other vehicles while at crash scenes a couple of times.
Question: I pull a camper with my pickup and was wondering if I can pull a boat trailer. What is the total length and other restrictions? Answer: Minnesota State Statute (M.S.S.) basically says in reference to lengths and combinations for pulling campers: M.S.S. 169.81 Subdivision 3c.