NCDMV studies changes to some driver license tests

New rules would help shorten wait times; make process more efficient
Feb 11, 2014

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles is proposing changes to regulations regarding driver license tests. The changes would help to shorten wait times at offices and make the process more efficient for customers subject to testing requirements.  NCDMV will hold a public hearing on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 5 p.m. in Raleigh to receive input regarding the changes.

The proposed changes would remove the written test requirement for applicants with a valid, unexpired driver license issued by another state. Additionally, the new rules would extend from one year to two years the period of time an applicant’s license can be expired before he or she must take the full examination. These new rules would modernize NCDMV’s licensing requirements and bring them into conformity with the majority of other states.

The hearing will be held at Chavis Park Community Center, 505 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Raleigh. An opportunity for oral comments will be provided after a formal presentation.

Written comments may be submitted online to Contact Us, by fax at 919-733-9150, or by mail to APA Coordinator, 1501 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1501. Oral comments may be submitted by calling 919-707-2800 and asking for the APA Coordinator.

Comments on the proposed amendments will be accepted through March 17, 2014.

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