Ask a Trooper: About those restrictions and endorsements

Here's a look at those other indicators on a drivers license.

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Minnesota State Patrol courtesy photo
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Question: I while back you wrote an article on the different driver license classifications. Can you talk about restrictions and endorsements? Thanks!
Answer: A Minnesota driver’s license can have additional restrictions or endorsements based on the person and their license classification.

• Motorcycle
• Hazardous Materials
• Passenger Transport
• School Bus
• Tank Vehicle
• Double/Triple Trailers

• Corrective Lenses
• Mechanical Devices (hand controls or other adaptive devices)
• Prosthetic Aid
• Automatic Transmission – Equipped CMV
• Limited to Daylight Driving Only
• CDL – Intrastate Only
• No Air Brake Equipped CMV
• No Class A Passenger Vehicle
• No Class A & B Passenger Vehicle
• No Tractor-Trailer CMV
• No Passenger in a CMV Bus
• Ignition Interlock Device
• Medical Variance/Waiver
• No Cargo in a CMV Tank Vehicle
• No Full Air Brake Equipped CMV
• Any use of alcohol invalidates license
• Hand Operated Brakes
• Complete Hand Controls
• Outside Mirrors
• Valid for 3-wheel motorcycle
• Farm Work and Drivers Education Instruction Permit
• Hand Operated light beam control
• Elevated Driving Seat
• No Freeway Driving

Sgt. Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota State Patrol

If you have any questions concerning traffic related laws or issues in Minnesota, send your questions to Trooper Jesse Grabow – Minnesota State Patrol at 1000 Highway 10 West, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-2205. (You can follow him on Twitter @MSPPIO_NW or reach him at, ).

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