‘Move over’ law


From: Stephen Taylor

When writing on the need to move over to the right lane while driving, Sgt. Christianson states in his letter to the Post, published on August 11, 2019, “Nothing allows a driver to exceed the speed limit. The posted speed limit is the law.” This is not correct. Minnesota Statute 169.14, subd. 2, states, “Increased speed limit when passing … the speed limit is increased by ten miles per hour over the posted speed limit,” providing the speed limit is 55 mph on a two-lane, two-way highway. Granted this is not the situation that the sergeant is talking about (a four-lane highway with two-lanes in each direction). However the sergeant’s statement as quoted above is not correct in all circumstances and needs clarification.


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