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Driving Speed and Distance

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If you are driving 55 miles per hour, you are traveling 88 feet per second!  This means that you would travel the length of a football field in less than 3.5 seconds.

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MN Traffic Crash Report

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Every driver who is involved in a crash that results in injury, death, or property damage of $1,000 or more must  file a Traffic Crash Report within ten days from the date of the incident. 

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Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle

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Owners of motor vehicles driven on public roads in Minnesota must  carry no-fault and liability insurance upon all of their vehicles.  Valid proof of insurance must be carried in the vehicle at all times.

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Uninsured Motor Vehicle Consequences

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Operation of a uninsured motor vehicle can result in revocation of license plates and registration for the vehicle.  The operators driving privileges may be revoked for up to one year.

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Stopping Distances

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Commercial vehicles require greater stopping distances than cars.  An average passenger car traveling 55 miles per hour can stop within a 130 to 140 feet.

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Three Second Rule

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Apply the “three second rule” as a way to help keep a safe distance between your car and the vehicle ahead of you. This rule pertains to standard-length vehicles driving in ideal conditions. 

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