Minnesota Enacts Laws on Blue-Dot Taillights, Specialty Car License Plates

Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura signed into law a Minnesota bill allowing collector vehicles to display a blue dot taillight of up to one-inch in diameter as a part of a vehicle's rear brake light. The new law, developed and endorsed by the Minnesota Street Rod Association (MSRA), recognizes that blue-dot taillights pose no driver safety concern, and gives street rodders and custom car enthusiasts the same rights already enjoyed by motorcycle enthusiasts throughout the state.
Hobbyists will also benefit from another new Minnesota law allowing vehicles licensed as pioneers, classics, collector cars or street rods to display one or two license plates, at the owner's discretion. The law would also apply to vehicles that meet the requirements of those classifications but are used for general transportation purposes, and to 1972 and older vehicles.