The administrator for motor vehicles, department of revenue, is authorized to adopt
and enforce any rules and regulations that may be necessary to carry out the provisions
of chapters 1 -- 27 of this title and any other laws the enforcement and administration
of which are vested in the division of motor vehicles, including rules and regulations
concerning specialized testing and standards for operators of commercial vehicles. Any former member of the Armed Forces, including, but not limited to, the Rhode
Island National Guard, who received a military license to drive heavy equipment, shall
be exempt from taking a road test when applying for a commercial driver's license
for a similar class of commercial motor vehicle for which the applicant has been previously
licensed by the military, if such applicant is deemed to be otherwise qualified pursuant
to 49 CFR 383.77. Any member of an organized fire department, including volunteer members, who have
five (5) years of driving experience of fire apparatus and who has completed a safety
driving course, including a road test from a recognized agency shall, upon providing
a letter from the fire chief of their fire department to the administrator of motor
vehicles, be exempt from taking a road test when applying for a commercial drivers'
license for a similar class of commercial motor vehicle, provided the applicant is
deemed otherwise qualified pursuant to 49 CFR 383.77.
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