Sgt. Jacalyn Sticha
Minnesota State Patrol
Question: I have seen lighted message signs telling drivers about problems, crashes, ice, etc. Are we going to use them in southern Minnesota?
Answer: These signs are called Dynamic Message Signs [DMS] and are placed at interchanges, chronic congestion areas and icy length of roads, and to effectively relay safety and transportation
Question: If a person is a witness to an accident, are they required to come forward to the law enforcement agency investigating the accident and notify the agency of such information?
Answer: It depends on the totality of all of the circumstances, but our “Good Samaritan Law” (M.S.S. 604A.01) states (in
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Question: I know that Minnesota is doing well on our low fatal rate, but do we have the stats on
Question: When I’m away from home and need to call 911, does my cell phone connect with the current area 911 or my home area?
Question: What is the proper procedure if you are stopped at a red light and an emergency vehicle with its lights and siren activated comes up behind you? Where do you go to get out of the way?
I live near Mankato, are these tragic crashes increasing, or have I just taken notice?
I was on the freeway and a driver passing me, in the left lane, hit his horn and was laughing. The horn was loud, high-pitched, obnoxious and went on forever as he passed. Is this type of horn legal?
How many deer vs. vehicle crashes are there in a year? In 2012, there were 2,488 crashes in Minnesota involving deer, and an additional 230 involving other animals.