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7410.5200 MOTORCYCLE AND MOTORIZED BICYCLE EQUIPMENT SAFETY STANDARDS.

Subpart 1.

Motorcycle.

A.

Motorcycles must be free of obvious defects that could cause accident or injury during the skills test.

B.

The commissioner shall not inspect the vehicle for equipment necessary to legally operate on the street or highway if the skills test is not conducted on a public street or highway.

C.

The applicant shall wear a motorcycle helmet approved by the United States Department of Transportation and eye protection.

Subp. 2.

Motorized bicycle.

A.

Motorized bicycles and three-wheeled motorcycles are tested on the street and must meet the equipment requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section 169.223.

B.

Equipment necessary for the motorized bicycle to legally operate on the street includes a headlight, taillight, brake light, horn, mirror, and muffler.

C.

The driving examiner shall allow one skills test to be given if the horn or muffler is present, but not operable.

D.

The applicant shall wear a helmet approved by the United States Department of Transportation or American National Standards Institute for bicycle riding, and eye protection.

E.

An applicant taking a three-wheeled motorcycle test shall wear a helmet and eye protection as specified in subpart 1.

Subp. 3.

Physical aids.

A.

If an applicant's physical condition requires special equipment on the motor vehicle to operate the motor vehicle, the road test vehicle must be so equipped.

B.

If the road test is being taken to remove an equipment restriction, the equipment need not be present on the motor vehicle.

C.

An initial examination may be given without special equipment to determine equipment needs.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 14.06; 171.04; 171.13; 171.165; 299A.01

History:

27 SR 465

Published Electronically:

October 11, 2007