Driver Handbook in Minnesota
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In an effort to cut down on paper, printing, and storage, the DVS no longer offers print versions of its manuals (Class D, CDL and motorcycle).
The DVS now offers an audio version of the Class D driver's manual. You can download individual chapters, found in the Documents and Forms menu.
The Minnesota Driver's Manual is broken down into the following chapters:
- Your License
- Your Vehicle
- Traffic Laws and Operation of Vehicles
- Sharing the Road
- Signs, Signals, and Pavement Markings
- Driving Conditions
- Driving Privileges
- Impaired Driving
- Information Directory
Minnesota DVS advises motorists that increased speed means decreased time to react and stop. In fact, the State adds a $25 surcharge for speeders who do not slow down for stopped emergency vehicles with flashing lights. Motorists should also be aware of road and weather conditions, particularly ice and snow, and should adjust their speed downward accordingly.
Motorists are required to signal maneuvers 100 feet before they make them. And the Minnesota DVS advises drivers to be aware of their blind spots, over the right shoulder to the back of the vehicle, where other automobiles may be close, but not visible to the driver.
Minnesota's Driver's Manual also covers parking, advising motorists they may not legally park in the following places:
- Inside intersections.
- On crosswalks or sidewalks.
- Within 20 feet of an intersection crosswalk.
- Within 30 feet of any flashing light, stop sign, or traffic control signal at the side of a public road.
- Within 50 feet of a railroad crossing.
- Within 10 feet of a fire hydrant.
- In front of mailboxes.
- Along a yellow curb, or where official "No Parking" signs are posted.
Minnesota's Driver's Manual also covers sharing the road with other vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians, making sure drivers remain safe, calm, and courteous to promote the safety of everyone on the road.
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