Minneapolis Real Estate Guide - Info4today

Minneapolis Real Estate Guide - Info4today.  Left to Right, Top Row: Housing construction, Downtown Minneapolis,  a fence at the Lyndale Rose Garden on the east side of Lake Harriet, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.  Bottom Row, Left to Right: Lake Harriet Streetcar and an architecturally significant bridge in the background. The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum overlooking the Mississippi River at the University of Minnesota,  a person on a sailboard, and the Phelps "Turtle" Fountain at the Lyndale Rose Garden.
a residential relocation guide to Minneapolis, Minnesota

By Dave Malas

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This might be a good time for you to review the driving rules in Minnesota if you are planning to visit Minneapolis from outside the state. The following is a brief overview of a few, but certainly not all, of the rules of the road. So, be sure to visit this link to the
Department of Public Safety for complete and updated information.
  • The maximum speed limit for drivers is generally 65 miles per hour. The speed limit may be 70 miles per hour in some rural areas of the state. However, rural Minnesota also has a substantial deer population, and your chances of hitting one of these animals increases with speed.
  • Seatbelts are mandatory for the driver and all passengers
  • Helmets are mandatory for motorcycle drivers and child seats are mandatory for children under 5 years of age or under 54 pounds in weight.
  • Minnesotans qualify for a drivers license at age 16.
  • Once you move to Minnesota, a Minnesota driver's license is required after 60 days of residency. If you have a commerical driver's license, a Minnesota license is requred after 30 days of residency. If you are a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, and you hold a valid license from another state, you may be exempt from this requirement.
  • If you have a driver's license from another U.S. state or from a province in Canada, a written test is required, but the behind-the-wheel portion of the examination is not required. There is a vision check for Minnesota drivers.
  • State identification cards are available to residents who do not drive. The cards are commonly used in place of a driver's license.
  • Minnesota motor vehicles are required to have No-Fault automibile insurance. The Minnesota No-Fault Act makes it a crime for an owner to operate or permit operation of an uninsured motor vehicle or motorcycle upon a public road, street, or highway.
  • All of this information is subject to change, so check here for the current information. The Vehicle Registrar office hours, at 300 South Sixth Street, are 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, Central Standard Time (CST). The telephone number is 612-348-8240.

Copyright, ©2005, Dave Malas

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