The following write-ups are produced and maintained by House Research, with some links provided to other sources.
Transportation Modes & Systems
- Distracted Driving: Texting and Sending or Receiving Other Electronic Messages
- Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Summary
A table that summarizes the stages of graduated licensing for new drivers.
- Low-Power Vehicles
A 25-page information brief describing various types of low-power vehicles, such as mini-trucks and motorized foot scooters, and highlighting their status under Minnesota law. October 2012.
- Minnesota Speed Limits
- Motor Vehicle Size and Weight Regulations
A 3-page write-up containing tables that summarize motor vehicle size and weight restrictions.
- Older Drivers
First publication in A Changing Minnesota series, a joint project with the State Demographic Center. A look at demographic trends with more older drivers in the state and possible policy implications. February 2014.
- An Overview of Minnesota's DWI Laws
A 17-page reference tool highlighting the major portions of DWI law. March 2016.
- REAL ID Act Implementation in Minnesota
A 8-page memo providing background information on federal REAL ID Act legislation and Minnesota implementation (updated from September, 2015).
- School Transportation Regulation
A 23-page information brief outlining state regulation of school buses and drivers. November 2013.
- Traffic Citations
A 10-page information brief that provides an overview of citations for a traffic violation, focusing on basic penalties, assessment of fines, and allocation of fine proceeds. September 2012.
- Transporting Firearms in Motor Vehicles
- Youth and the Law
A 129-page guidebook explaining state law and court cases which establish rights, responsibilities, and protections for youth, including information on economic protection, education, health and social services, and criminal justice. December 2016.
Data & Reference Materials
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