About Ask a Trooper
About this program
Most of us spend considerable time on roadways and our objective should always be to ensure our own safety and that of others. One way we can be safest is to be attentive when driving and to be aware of state traffic laws that regulate our travel.
The Minnesota State Patrol is one of many law enforcement agencies working diligently to protect our safety. Traffic safety, especially, is the State Patrol’s concern and mandate.
To help all of us be safer on the roadways and to help all of us be safer in our daily lives, the Minnesota State Patrol and ECM Publishers continue teaming together to offer an online feature called Ask A Trooper. If you have questions about traffic safety or any other question dealing with public safety, use the Ask A Trooper column to find an answer to your question.
Visitors to this Web site may direct questions to Sgt. Curt Mowers, public information officer for the Minnesota State Patrol. Sgt. Mowers started in law enforcement as a police officer in 1981. He has been with the State Patrol since 1984. He is entering his 11th year as a public information officer.
“If we can’t answer the question, we will use resources available to us to try to satisfy the questioner,” said Mowers. Sgt. Mowers is certified in child passenger safety and routinely instruct the public on the proper use of child restraint safety. Safety on the highway, bike safety and pedestrian safety are major topics the sergeant hopes to cover. He also urges readers to check the archives to see if similar questions have been previously answered.