Tips For Biking In Traffic From Mpls. Bike Patrol Whether you're on two wheels or four, it's easy to get a little frustrated when sharing the road. A lot of that boils down to some confusion about what cyclists can and can't do on the roads.
Minnesotans Named Among Nation's Best DriversA new report names Minnesotans some of the best drivers in the country overall. The report looked at fatality rates, drunk driving, tickets, careless driving and seat belt usage.
Mpls. 'Winter Parking Restrictions' Begin Sunday MorningDue to the almost 57 inches of snow that has fallen in Minneapolis so far this season, city officials will implement winter parking restrictions beginning on Sunday morning. The restrictions effectively ban parking on the even side of all non-snow emergency routes beginning at 8 a.m. on Sunday morning, and will last until April 1, according to city officials. The ban may be lifted before that end date if conditions improve.
Lawmakers Seek To Ban Cell Phone Use In Construction ZonesMinnesota drivers using cell phones are distracted, and sometimes deadly. Craig Carlson and Ron Rajkowski were killed in 2011 by a distracted driver in a construction zone who was traveling at a high speed. Carlson's widow, Deb Carlson of Ramsey, says her husband was killed in an instant. "[The] car that was traveling at 70 miles per hour," Carlson said.
Dayton Issues Order To Help Stranded Motorists Gov. Mark Dayton has issued an emergency order to help stranded motorists caught in Minnesota's cold wave.
State Patrol: Stay Off Northwest Minn. Roads The State Patrol is warning drivers in northwestern Minnesota to stay home, and stay off the roads. Places along Interstate 29 have zero visibility Saturday night. Earlier Saturday, the State Patrol advised no travel near parts of Moorhead. Many cars and trucks have slid off the roadway.
Winter Storm Has Minn. Drivers Crawling Home Despite an army of plows out trying to clear the way, drivers found themselves crawling home during the evening rush. During Wednesday afternoon rush hour, commuters found a sea of tail lights no matter what route they tried to take home.
Sports Verdict: Should NASCAR Drivers Be Considered True Athletes?In the wake of Jimmie Johnson securing his 6th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship, Donovan McNabb expressed his belief that NASCAR drivers are not true athletes. Is he out of line, or is this type of racing in no way a sport?
Older Drivers, Could You Pass The Licensing Test Today?The demographics of Minnesota’s roads are changing. Between 2006 and 2012, the numbers of drivers age 49 and younger fell sharply. Meanwhile, during the same time period, every category of drivers age 50 and older was on the rise. But from the shape and meaning of road signs to the law allowing right turns on red, a lot has changed over the years.
Twin Cities Rank Fair For Dangerous DriversAs the weather starts to take a turn for the colder, it's assured snowflakes aren't that far off. And that, in turn, gives us cause to wonder if Twin Cities drivers are safe enough to handle the coming winter months.
Hennepin & Ramsey Tack On $10 Wheelage Tax On DriversVehicle owners in Minnesota's two largest counties will soon pay more to register their cars and trucks. On Tuesday, commissioners in both Hennepin and Ramsey counties approved an inaugural $10 wheelage tax per vehicle.
MnDOT App Will Help Drivers Navigate Minn. Roads Information about Minnesota highway construction, crashes and other road incidents is now just a swipe of your smart phone away with a new app from the state Department of Transportation.
School Bus Drivers Test Road Skills In CompetitionFifty Minnesota school bus drivers are putting their skills to the test — in hopes of advancing to a national competition this summer. The drivers are participating in a statewide competition on Saturday in Arden Hills.
MN State Patrol: Report Morning Drunk DriversEvery year, police arrest thousands of people on suspicion of drunk driving in Minnesota. The majority of those arrests happen on weekends and in the overnight hours.
Drivers In Minn.: ‘This Has To Be It, Right?’No matter your route home, you couldn't detour away from winter.