Robert J. Feest & Associates, Inc
Published by Robert Feest · 16 mins ·

The mandatory “On The Road Driving Test” as a requirement for getting your Drivers License is now in the process of being eliminated effective 5/11/20 by the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles.
As many Parents are already painfully aware, Insurance rates for Youthful Operators have drastically increased over the past few years, and this is only going to make matters worse, as inexperience new drivers without the proper training take to the streets….

Road tests waived by DMV for some new drivers

Beginning Monday, road tests may be waived for 16- and 17-year-olds who complete the required training and have their parent or guardian sign the road test waiver.

There are other stringent requirements for those drivers, according to a news release.

They must hold an Instruction Permit (also known as a Learner’s Permit) violation free for at least six months prior to testing.
They must have completed driver education classes.
They must have completed behind-the-wheel training with a licensed instructor.
They must have completed at least 30 hours of driving with their parent/sponsor and their sponsor signs the road test waiver.
The restrictions of a probationary graduated driver’s license still apply for at least nine months.

There’s an option for a road test at a DMV and appointments may be made online beginning Friday. It’s one of a few new changes made by the DMV to cut down on in-person visitors and to deal with the backlog of license renewals.

— Bill Glauber

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