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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 28. Motor Vehicles
- Chapter 15. Drivers' Licenses
- Section 81. Examination of Applicants.
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AS 28.15.081. Examination of Applicants.
- (a) The department shall examine every applicant for a driver's license. The examination must include a test of the
applicant's (1) eyesight, (2) ability to read and understand official traffic control devices, (3) knowledge of safe
driving practices, (4) knowledge of the effects of alcohol and drugs on drivers and the dangers of driving under the
influence of alcohol or drugs, (5) knowledge of the laws on driving while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage,
inhalant, or controlled substance, (6) knowledge of the laws on financial responsibility and mandatory motor vehicle
liability insurance, and (7) knowledge of the traffic laws and regulations of the state. The examination may include a
demonstration of ability to exercise ordinary and reasonable control in the driving of a motor vehicle of the type and
general class of vehicles for which the applicant seeks a license. However, an applicant who has not been previously
issued a driver's license by this or another jurisdiction shall demonstrate ability and shall present medical
information that the department reasonably requires to determine fitness to safely drive a motor vehicle of the type
and general class of vehicles for which the applicant seeks a license.
- (b) The commissioner shall adopt regulations under the procedures established by AS 44.62 necessary to implement this section and the department may
obtain the services of, and consult with, medical authorities whose specialties relate to driving abilities for the
purpose of making the medical determinations necessary under this section or AS 28.15.091
or 28.15.101. Regulations adopted under this section
must be approved by a concurrent resolution adopted by majority vote of each house of the legislature before becoming
effective. The requirements of the eyesight test under this section may also be satisfied by presenting the current
certification of a licensed physician or optometrist that the applicant's vision meets or exceeds the standards
established by the department. The commissioner shall request and receive assistance from the commissioner of health
and social services in implementing this section.
- (c) A requirement for a medical examination under this chapter is satisfied if the applicant is the holder of a current
and valid first- or second-class medical certificate issued under federal aviation regulations and has satisfied any
applicable requirement of the Department of Education and Early Development relating to tests for tuberculosis if
- (d) The department may enter into agreements with other state agencies, municipalities, or qualified persons for the
purpose of conducting the examinations required under this chapter.
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