There are a few things about driving that cross over state and city lines, but have subtle differences. These sites answer those common questions when it comes to owning and driving a vehicle in St Paul, Minnesota.
1. Where do I get my license tabs?
In Minnesota, you’re required to renew your vehicle registration every year. Commonly called “renewing tabs” you can do it in person or online. The cost varies depending on the vehicle being registered. For information on renewing in person, visit https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/Pages/default.aspx
If you want to renew your tabs online go to: https://www.mvrenewal.state.mn.us/
2. What happens if my car is towed in St Paul?
It depends on where your car was parked when it was towed. If it was towed south of the Mississippi River or east of Lafayette Rd and south of I-94, you can retrieve your car at the 830 Barge Channel Road impound lot. If the tow truck towed your vehicle from anywhere else in St Paul, it’s across from the State Fairgrounds at 1129 Cathlin Street impound lot. Here’s the website https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/public-works/street-maintenance/snow-emergency-information/ticket-towing-storage-fees
3.Which highways are under construction or closed?
When major highways are closed, it is talked about on the local news, friends complain about it on Facebook and most people know about it. But when they’re smaller roads and highways we often don’t know about it until we get to the road. You can check out where the road construction is before you leave home. http://www.dot.state.mn.us/roadwork/current.html
4.What are the insurance requirements in Minnesota?
Minnesota requires its drivers to have no-fault insurance, liability insurance and uninsured motorist insurance. Other types of insurance that are available, but are not required include collision insurance and comprehensive insurance. Learn the specifics at http://www.dmv.org/mn-minnesota/car-insurance.php
5. Do you know the rules of the road? Are you sure?
I got my driver’s license 40 years ago and I haven’t taken a driving test then. When it comes time for renewal, I renew it on time, thus avoiding a test. In Minnesota, to renew your license you take a vision test, fill out a form, have a new photo taken and pay the fee.
If you’re in the same boat and want to test your driving, skills visit http://dmvexam.org/minnesota-mn-dmv-practice-test/drinking-and-driving-rules-minnesota-mn-dmv-test-questions . They have several practice tests online to either practice or put yourself to the test. They have a test for kids who plan to get their permit. They have a test on basic driving knowledge, drinking and driving, safe driving rules, road signs” and more.