Andy Switzer of Duluth turned 16 Thursday and, like most kids his age, he expects to pass his behind-the-wheel driving test and get his license within a few weeks. Under a new law that kicks in Aug. Under the new law, for the first six months of their drivers license, drivers ages 16 and 17 may not drive between midnight and 5 a. Some exceptions are allowed for school events and driving between work and home. And for the first six months they are licensed, and year-old drivers may have only one passenger younger than 20, unless the person is a relative or a parent or guardian is in the vehicle.
New Minnesota rules set passenger limits, driving curfews for young drivers
Once the classroom requirement is completed, a year-old applicant, with parental consent, can take the vision exam and a test covering local traffic signs and traffic law s to receive an instruction permit. Permit drivers are also prohibited from using a cellphone while driving. The application must be signed by a parent or guardian and include a signed driving log recording 40 hours of supervised driving time including 15 nighttime hours. Additionally, the person signing the driving log must complete a minute supplemental parental curriculum or have the applicant complete another 10 hours of supervised driving. Then, with proper proof of identity and the application fee, the applicant can take the driving test to obtain a provisional license.
With the increasing accidents among young drivers, the Minnesota DMV has become very strict h in enforcing various driving restrictions on the teenagers in order to avoid accidents. Department of Motor Vehicles DMV , Minnesota is a private organization which sets up traffic and driving test rules in order to follow the Federal guidelines. With that great services that Minnesota DMV provides to its customers like conducting tests , address change, renewing licenses, taking pictures of candidates, distributing free pamphlets, providing new licenses and helping people who wish to take tests and other DMV services, processing your legal documents, and many others which most people use in their day to day life.