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Minnesota Traffic Laws

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Below you will find links to traffic laws and driving rules in Minnesota -- including the online vehicle code, statutes on common traffic violations, and state-specific driving manuals (where available).

Drinking & Driving Violations Driving while impaired (MN Statutes Chapter 169A)
Driving Without a License / With a Suspended License License required (MN Statute 171.02)
Driving Without Insurance / With Insufficient Insurance Criminal penalty for failure to produce proof of insurance (MN Statute 169.791)
Driving Without Registration / With Expired Registration Registration required (MN Statute 168.09)
Illegal U-Turn Turning, starting, and signaling (MN Statute 169.19)
Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Hit & Run Accidents (MN Statute 169.09)
Mechanical Violations Traffic Regulations: Equipment (MN Statutes Ch. 169; scroll to 169.47 to 169.75)
Reckless Driving Reckless or careless driving (MN Statute 169.13)
Running a Red Light / Stop Sign Signs, signals, and markings (MN Statute 169.06)
Seat Belt / Child Restraint Violations Seat belt; passenger restraint system for children (MN Statute 169.685)
Seat belt use required; penalty (MN Statute 169.686)
Speeding Speed limits, zones; radar (MN Statute 169.14)
Unlawful Vehicle Modifications Traffic Regulations: Equipment (MN Statutes Ch. 169; scroll to 169.47 to 169.75)
Cell Phone Use  Hands-free cell phone use (MN Statutes Ch. 169; scroll to 169.475)

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