Expanded 'Move-Over' Law Takes Effect WednesdayStarting Wednesday, a new law kicks strengthening the current law, expanding it from four-lane to two-lane roads.
Minnesota Deputy Calls Out Drivers Who Didn't 'Move Over'A Minnesota deputy, fed up with drivers not moving over when they see lights and sirens, took action this week. More than 650,000 people have seen the post on Facebook by Chisago County Deputy Jim Mott.
'Someday It Might Be You': Deputy Urges Drivers To Pull Over, Stop In a Facebook post that was shared more than 4,000 times on Wednesday, the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office reminded drivers of what the law requires when emergency vehicles appear in their rearview mirrors with lights flashing.
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.
Extra Patrols Remind Minn. Motorists To Move OverThe Minnesota State Patrol is reminding motorists to move over if they see an emergency vehicle on the side of the road. Authorities are issuing the reminder in honor of state Trooper Ted Foss, who was making a traffic stop on Interstate 90 in Winona when he was hit by a passing vehicle and killed 13 years ago.
DPS: Labor Day Weekend Averages 6 Traffic Deaths, 500 DWIs The Department of Public Safety (DPS) says their “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign will conclude this Labor Day weekend – a holiday period that averages 6 traffic-related deaths and 500 DWIs. According to the DPS, there were 17 traffic-related deaths, 32 life-altering injuries and almost 1,600 DWI arrests during the Labor Day holiday period from 2010-2012. In the past five years, there were 585 total drunk-driving-related deaths in Minnesota.