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    Minnesota adopts speeding-while-passing rule, primary seat belt law

    Minnesota adopts speeding-while-passing rule, primary seat belt law

    A new law in Minnesota allows drivers to travel 10 mph over the speed limit while passing on certain two-lane highways. Also included in the bill is a provision allowing for stricter seat belt enforcement.

    Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed into law this month the bill – HF108 – permitting drivers to exceed the speed limit by 10 mph to pass vehicles on two-lane highways posted with speeds of at least 55 mph.

    Rep. Tom Rukavina, DFL-Virginia, said the requirement is needed because law enforcement isn’t as lenient as they used to be when it comes to passing slower traffic.

    “In past times when you went to speed up to go around a car police officers knew what you were doing and they cut you some slack,” Rukavina told Land Line. “But nowadays seems most of them don’t do that so technically we have to change the law to allow for basically what has been a practice for most motorists. And in fact has been a practice for most police officers, but things have changed.”



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    ####, some politicians DO have common sense!!

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    I knew of the seatbelt law, but didn't know of the passing law, thats actually a nice thing for once.

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    the ? here is about this statement.
    'A new law in Minnesota allows drivers to travel 10 mph over the speed limit while passing on certain two-lane highways.'

    Are those certain roads going to be posted , to relefect the rule?
    Or does every one just have to hope n pray, that if they get pulled over, they are are one of those roads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skibum_63 View Post
    the ? here is about this statement.
    'A new law in Minnesota allows drivers to travel 10 mph over the speed limit while passing on certain two-lane highways.'

    Are those certain roads going to be posted , to relefect the rule?
    Or does every one just have to hope n pray, that if they get pulled over, they are are one of those roads?

    Not knowing for sure, my guess is they won't allow for 10 over on the 60 mph 2 lanes, and possibly not on the county roads. If they make it too complicated to figure out, even the law enforcement officers might be confused. The other thing in MN is that county roads run into state roads without a direction change and vice versa. If you get pulled over for speeding you'd better pray for something other than the road being one that is allowed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rookietrucker View Post
    Minnesota adopts speeding-while-passing rule, primary seat belt law
    Sorry to hear that modern police officers in Minnesota are stupider than the ones they had in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Worth View Post
    Sorry to hear that modern police officers in Minnesota are stupider than the ones they had in the past.
    Not just Minnesota. I have friends who received tickets while passing on a two lane highway. They were told, the speed limit is the same.

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    this law was the only one that made any sense that got passed during this sesion.

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