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DMV resumes behind-the-wheel drive tests with safety protocols on Friday

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Posted at 3:14 PM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 18:14:57-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Starting Friday, the DMV will begin behind-the-wheel drive tests again, having been stopped in March due to the pandemic.

All canceled appointments will be rescheduled automatically.

“I’m asking for everyone’s patience as we safely clear the backlog of behind-the-wheel drive test appointments,” DMV Director Steve Gordon said. “For all of those Californians who have been waiting, we know how important this is to you.”

Safety measures are in place to protect both the driver and tester.

All behind-the-wheel drive test applicants are required to wear face masks and answer screening questions. Examiners will also wear safety equipment.