Each applicant for a Minnesota driver's license must be examined by the commissioner according to Minnesota Statutes, section 171.13.
The driver examination must test or demonstrate the applicant's:
ability to read and understand highway signs regulating, warning, and directing traffic;
knowledge of Minnesota traffic laws;
knowledge of the effects of alcohol and drugs on a driver's ability to operate a motor vehicle safely and legally, and the legal penalties and financial consequences resulting from violations of laws prohibiting the operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
knowledge of railroad grade-crossing safety;
knowledge of slow-moving vehicle safety;
knowledge of traffic laws related to bicycles;
ability to exercise ordinary and reasonable control in operating a motor vehicle; and
safe driving practices.
October 11, 2007
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