Written Driving Test Is Gone for New Minnesota Residents
Individuals Moving to Minnesota Have A Little Less Stress Starting August 1st, 2023
Way back in 2000, I had some huge life moments. I got married and moved to Minnesota. Since I had a new name and new address, I went down to the DMV to get a new license. What I was NOT expecting to do that day was take a written driving test. I'm pretty sure I even told the person at the counter, "Are you serious".
I was shocked that people moving into Minnesota who already had a valid license in another state had to take a test! But, I had to get my new license so I sat at the machine in the DMV and tried my best to pass, but my best was almost not good enough.
According to the Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services Facebook page, all of that is changing on August 1st.
If you're an experienced driver with a license from another state, why should you need to take a test when you move to Minnesota? A new law that goes into effect Aug. 1 removes the requirement for new Minnesotans to take the written test to swap out their out-of-state license for a new one. - Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services Facebook Page
How many times did you have to take the written driving test for Minnesota?
If it took more than once, you aren't alone. According to Money Watch, out of 500 drivers, 44% of individuals taking the written driving test failed. Yes, almost 50% of the people!