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California DMV to allow behind-the-wheel driving tests starting Feb. 1

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Posted at 3:25 PM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 18:30:22-05

(KERO) — The California Department of Motor Vehicles will resume behind-the-wheel driving tests statewide on February 1. The DMV previously postponed all behind-the-wheel tests through the end of January.

The DMV announced Thursday that tests will be automatically rescheduled for customers who had appointments canceled between Dec. 14 and Feb. 1.

Rescheduling is expected to begin in the next two weeks, and customers will be notified by text of their rescheduled appointment. DMV anticipates new appointments for behind-the-wheel tests will be available in mid-February once all previously postponed tests have been rescheduled.

In-vehicle testing is a requirement for first-time driver’s license holders and commercial license applicants. The temporary suspension included commercial and noncommercial tests but did not apply to motorcycle drive tests, which can be conducted at a safe distance.