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N.C. Legislature Seeks To Defer Road Tests For Young Drivers

The General Assembly wants to let more young people begin driving on their own even though the North Carolina DMV isn’t offering right now required behind-the-wheel tests due to COVID-19 health worries. The full House and a Senate committee approved separate measures on Wednesday that would set aside the behind-the-wheel test for teenagers seeking a limited provisional license. A young person still must log 60 hours of driving with a parent before seeking such a license. The House bill also addresses what happens to young people who could only partially complete the classroom instruction needed to receive their initial permit before schools closed.