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    Take Driver Training in Minnesota

    To prepare for the road test, all drivers should clock supervised driving practice hours with a licensed adult. Additionally, teens younger than 18 years old must also complete the second half of drivers ed: driver training.

    A) Know Your Learner’s Permit Restrictions

    Regardless of age, any time you get behind the wheel with your instruction permit, you must abide by the following restrictions.

    • Teens may only drive under the supervision of a certified driving instructor, parent (or guardian) or licensed driver who is at least 21 years old years old
    • You and all passengers must wear a properly fastened seat belt (or child restraint system if applicable)
    • You may not talk on the cell phone while driving (with or without a hands-free device)
    • You must keep the permit in your immediate possession any time you get behind the wheel

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    B) Get on the Road

    Any time you get behind the wheel to practice, you must be supervised by a licensed adult who is at least 21 years old years old. Teens must also clock a minimum of 50 hours practice driving, including 15 hours at night. If you are 18 years old or older, the state doesn’t require you to complete a set number of driving practice hours, but it’s best to spend adequate time learning how to handle your vehicle, road conditions and other drivers until you feel confident you could ace the road test.

    Those under 18 years old are required to drive a minimum of 50 hours of practice driving, with 15 hours at night. If your parent or guardian takes the parent awareness course then your required hours are 40 hours instead of 50 hours. The course is offered by driver education providers and runs about 90 minutes. Your parents will have to sigh yourSupervised Driving Log to show you completed your practice hours before you apply for a provisional license.

    Complete Driver Training―Minors

    Wrap up your drivers education requirement by completing your behind-the-wheel instruction. Once you finish both portions of the course, you’ll receive a completion certificate ("White Card") that you must hand over to the state when you take your road test.

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