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Ask a Trooper: What to do when a trooper approaches with flashing lights?

State Trooper Jesse Grabow answers your road safety questions.

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Question: If I am driving down a two-lane road and a state trooper is driving toward me with their flashing lights on, am I supposed to move over?

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Sgt. Jesse Grabow

Answer: When approaching any authorized emergency vehicle equipped with emergency lights, the driver of each other vehicle shall yield the right-of-way and shall immediately drive to a position parallel to and as close as possible to the right-hand edge or curb of the highway clear of any intersection, and shall stop and remain in this position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed, except when otherwise directed by a police officer.
Send questions concerning traffic-related laws or issues in Minnesota to: Trp. Jesse Grabow – Minnesota State Patrol , 1000 Highway 10 W., Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-2205. Follow him on Twitter @MSPPIO_NW or reach him at jesse.grabow@state.mn.us.

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