MINNEAPOLIS — The questions about Minnesota's new slowpoke law just keep pouring in to our verify team, and we're making sure we get you some answers.
Paul Christensen sent us an email asking: "If you are in an HOV lane, where you have a solid white line on your right prohibiting any lane change, do you still have to move over even though you are at the posted speed limit?"
We checked out the law and reached out to the state patrol.
We found that there are five instances where drivers are exempt from following the slowpoke law:
1. Overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction.
2. Preparing for a left turn at an intersection/private roadway.
3. Preparing for a left side exit.
4. The lane is designated and posted for a specific type of traffic.
5. The vehicle is an authorized emergency vehicle.
So Paul, we can verify that you are exempt from the slowpoke law, when you're driving in the HOV lanes.