One Minnesota town takes the cleanliness of its roads very serious, so much so that they have a law on the books to keep them tidy.

Can you imagine driving your truck and being pulled over and given a ticket because your tires were too dirty? It could happen if you happen to drive through one Twin Cities suburb with one of the most ridiculous laws in the Minnesota.

Trucks, especially work trucks, can get dirty on job sites and may get mud or dirt on the tires, but if you dare take that truck on this city's roads before a good a rinse, be prepared to get a ticket.

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Under Minnetonka city code "845.010 Public Nuisances Affecting Peace, Safety and General Welfare" the city gives warning to those even thinking about driving dirty tires on their roads, the code says:

"The following are declared to be nuisances affecting public peace, safety and general welfare: a truck or other vehicle whose wheels or tires deposit mud, dirt, sticky substances, litter or other material on any street or highway"

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This seems to be a very broad law, by saying "truck or other vehicle" this could mean just about anyone on the city's roads could get in trouble for this, I could see it being specific to large construction vehicles, or something like that, but to leave the door open to anyone seems like an overreach.

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Also, mud and dirt, really? Doesn't a tire inherently pick up dirt and/or mud while on the roads during their normal day-to-day operation?  This also seems very broad and overreaching, it's one thing to say excessive mud and dirt that is leaving piles or chunks on the roadway, but depositing plain mud and dirt on a road seems like it's asking a lot of drivers. Minnetonka better have and maintain clean roads.

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