Standard terms and requirements
Approval or denial of plans
MnDOT may grant or deny platoon plans. Plans may include conditions and restrictions to ensure public safety, minimize congestion, or prevent undue damage to roads or structures
Each vehicle in the vehicle platoon must have a platooning system installed. While platooning, each vehicle must have the platooning system engaged
Human operator required
Each vehicle in the vehicle platoon must have a human driver
a vehicle platoon must allow reasonable access for the movement of other motor vehicles to change lanes and enter or exit the roadway.
Paper copy of plan required in vehicle
A paper or electronic copy of the approved plan must be kept in each vehicle of the vehicle platoon.
Review and approval
Plans will be reviewed within 60 days. Failure to obtain an approved plan does not constitute approval.
Each vehicle and each driver within the vehicle platoon must comply with all applicable traffic laws under this chapter. Each driver and each vehicle within the vehicle platoon must comply with any lawful order or direction of any peace officer.
Collision reporting; remain on scene
In the event of a collision, all drivers of all vehicles within a vehicle platoon must immediately stop the vehicles at the scene of a collision, or as close to the scene as possible. All drivers must remain on the scene and must comply with collision reporting requirements as otherwise required by law. In the event of a collision, drivers or owners of vehicles with a platooning system must submit information on whether the platooning system was engaged at the time of the collision.
Valid for one year
If approved, the plan is valid for one year from the date of approval.