23.3.122 ROAD TEST PREPARATION
(1) To make the road
fair to all applicants, and to assure uniformity in grading, the road test must
be given over approved routes that must be as standardized as possible. There must be at least one such route at
each examining station. In larger places
there may be two or more test routes.
Routes must involve neither too heavy nor too light traffic at the time
the examination is being given. When
one route is undesirable, because of construction work, unusual congestion or
other conditions, an alternate must be available. The routes should run from three-fourths to one mile in
length so that the ordinary driving demonstration may take not less than 8
minutes nor more than 12 minutes. A
test must be mapped by the District Sergeant and a copy checked and approved by
the Chief Examiner. One copy is given to the examiner. This map lists the location of the station
where licenses are issued in each town.
All road tests must be given over an official test route.
(2) Prior to the start of the road test, the
following items must be checked:
(a) Headlights (bright and dim) ;
(b) Signal Lights (front) ;
(c) Tail Lights;
(d) Brake Lights;
(e) Signal Lights (back) ;
(f) License Plate Light;
(h) Tires (visually) ;
(i) Glass Enclosure;
(j) Vehicle license number. (Must be recorded. If no
plate or sticker, no test. If foreign plate, one plate, or new ten day vehicle,
proceed with test.) ;
(1) Horn (during test) ;
(m) Condition of windshield wipers (observe) ; and
the examiner's opinion the brakes are unsafe or the brake lights are not
working or the vehicle is unsafe, the examiner shall refuse to give the test.
History: Sec. 44-1-103; IMP, 61-5-101 et seq. MCA; Eff. 12/31/72; AMD, Eff. 12/5/76.