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MontanaDriver ManualSchedule your test online:www.dojmt.gov/drivingRevised January 2015 Montana Driver Manual www.dojmt.gov/driving Dear Fellow Montanan:As Montanans, we dont think twice about jumping in our vehicles and driving 300 or 400 miles to visit family, watch our kids play sports, or fnd a stream where the fsh are rising. Whatever the reason for our travels, the Montana Driver License Manual provides a wealth of information to help us stay safe on our roads and highways.In addition to a chapter on driving rules, this manual contains important information on checking your vehicle before a trip, what to do in emergencies, tips for driving safely and staying alert, and when not to drive because of fatigue or alcohol and drug use. Theres a lot for new drivers to learn and for experienced drivers to remember.Its often been said that Montana is a small town with long streets. Wherever youre headed, drive carefully and make sure you arrive safely.Tim FoxAttorney GeneralThis manual will give you information on safe driving rules and practices to help you become a safe driver. Be sure to read the manual carefully. Unless you know the information that it contains, you cannot pass the knowledge and skills tests. This driver manual paraphrases Montanas motor vehicle laws and is not intended to be a complete legal reference. Courts go by the actual language of the Montana Code Annotated, not this text. Further information may be obtained from: a public library, law enforcement agency, or driver examiner; the web site at www.dojmt.gov/driving; or, the Motor Vehicle Division at P.O. Box 201430, Helena, MT 59620-1430 or 1-866-450-8034. An adapted, illustrated driver manual is available from the Offce of Public Instruction on their website at http://www.opi.mt.gov/Programs/DriverEd/ or by calling 1-888-231-9393. Montana Driver Manual www.dojmt.gov/driving iTable Of Contents TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS.................................................................................................... ISAVE TIME - GO ONLINE ...............................................................................................VICHAPTER 1 - THE DRIVER LICENSE.............................................................................. 1Driver Licensing Quick Reference ...........................................................................................................................1*Appointment Scheduling .........................................................................................................................................1Identifcation Confrmation ........................................................................................................................................1Types of Montana Licenses, Permits, and Endorsements .....................................................................................1Class D Basic Driver License (non-commercial license) ..........................................................................................1Commercial Driver License (CDL)...........................................................................................................................1Identifcation (ID) Card .............................................................................................................................................2Instruction Permits....................................................................................................................................................2Motorcycle Endorsement..........................................................................................................................................2Motorcycle Learner License .....................................................................................................................................2Who Can Apply for Montana Licenses ....................................................................................................................3New Residents .........................................................................................................................................................3Military.....................................................................................................................................................................3Veteran Designation .................................................................................................................................................3Proof of Authorized Presence, Identity, & Residence ............................................................................................4Proof of Full Legal Name and Date of Birth..............................................................................................................4Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Program ...........................................................................................................6Fees/Receipts .............................................................................................................................................................8Driver License Renewal.............................................................................................................................................8Lost or Destroyed Licenses ......................................................................................................................................8Change of Address ....................................................................................................................................................9Name Change .............................................................................................................................................................9Driver Exam Stations & Appointments ....................................................................................................................9CHAPTER 2 MOTOR VEHICLE EQUIPMENT ............................................................... 10Trip Planning ............................................................................................................................................................10Check the Vehicle ....................................................................................................................................................10Braking System ......................................................................................................................................................10Lights ......................................................................................................................................................................10Windshield and Wipers........................................................................................................................................... 11Tires ....................................................................................................................................................................... 11Steering System ..................................................................................................................................................... 11Suspension System................................................................................................................................................ 11Exhaust System ..................................................................................................................................................... 11Engine .................................................................................................................................................................... 11Loose Objects ........................................................................................................................................................ 11Horn........................................................................................................................................................................ 11Motor Vehicle Equipment ........................................................................................................................................12 ii Montana Driver Manual www.dojmt.gov/drivingTable Of Contents Headlights & Tail Lights ..........................................................................................................................................12Vehicle Light Distances ..........................................................................................................................................12Turn Signals ...........................................................................................................................................................13Brake Lights ...........................................................................................................................................................13License Plate Lamp...............................................................................................................................................13Red Refectors (rear) ..............................................................................................................................................13Muffer ....................................................................................................................................................................13Mirror ......................................................................................................................................................................13Brakes and Parking Brakes ....................................................................................................................................13Horn........................................................................................................................................................................13Par