Ask A Trooper

Sgt. Jesse Grabow

Question: I read your recent article about vehicle equipment and taking the road test for your driver’s license. When I take my test, can I take my dog along with me?

  Answer: Minnesota state statute says pets or loose objects that may distract, injure, or break are not allowed in the motor vehicle during the road test. In addition, smoking, eating, drinking a beverage, or using a cellular phone or any other electronic device are also prohibited during the test.

  No one is allowed in a test vehicle during an actual road test except the driver and the authorized examiner. If you have additional questions you can contact Driver and Vehicle Services at (651) 297-3298 or