Airstud
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Rules Of The Minnesota Road

Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:22 am

Well, tomorrow I am taking the Knowledge Test to get my Minnesota driver's license. My California license expires on 9/20 and I guess it's amazing how long I've put off getting a Minnesota one, even though I don't have a car. I mean I have lived out here since last summer...

The truth is I am such a d*mned perfectionist that I've been completely paralyzed by the notion that I won't pass the knowledge test. Even that were true, I'm not sure why the thought of it was such a non-starter...ya go back and take the test again, for cry eye. Obviously though, that's unacceptable for a perfectionist.

Left turn on red? Really? That's legal? According to the driver's manual I'm looking at, it is...except in California it's legal only when turning on to a one-way street. The manual I'm looking at doesn't specify that; it says only that you have to come to a stop and then make sure there's no pedestrians yadda yadda yadda and that you can execute the turn safely.

Left turn on to a two-way street, on a red light, really?   
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Stealthz
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RE: Rules Of The Minnesota Road

Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:24 am

Quoting Airstud (Thread starter):
The manual I'm looking at doesn't specify that; it says only that you have to come to a stop and then make sure there's no pedestrians yadda yadda yadda and that you can execute the turn safely.

Minnesota drivers manual seems pretty clear to me..

Quote:
Turning on a Red Light

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Left Turn
If certain conditions are met, you may make a left turn from a one-way street onto another one-way street while the traffic light is red. Before turning, you must first come to a complete stop, make sure the intersection is clear, and yield to any pedestrians or vehicles. Traffic must be permitted to travel in the direction in which you are turning.
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Airstud
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RE: Rules Of The Minnesota Road

Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:47 pm

Quoting stealthz (Reply 1):
you may make a left turn from a one-way street onto another one-way street

See, it's right there in the manual text that you've quoted.

I guess my concerns re: passing the test are pretty well-founded then: I have relapsing remitting blindness.  
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