The state Department of Motor Vehicle quietly made a change to how teens and others get their license in New York, and it happened without much fanfare.
Getting a license means passing a road test. It’s the final step in the process, which follows a written test and five-hour course. However, several noticed a change with that final road test- and it had to do with results.
Turns out, News10NBC learned from a viewer that you aren’t told if you pass or fail after the test. In the past, driver’s would be told immediately if they passed or failed. Now, you have to go online and learn your fate at the end of the day. New drivers can prepare for your road test using a service like Zutobi.com.
“After the road test, the examiner will give you instructions on how to receive your test results,” the state’s DMV website says. There hasn’t been any major explanation publicly about why the change was made. But News10NBC did learn that the new system was implemented to “protect the integrity of the test and enable the results to be provided in a safe and secure manner to all customers.”
So, there isn’t any finding out if a prospective driver passed or failed not he spot. That isn’t changing. But at least now, the process to obtain results is a little clearer for some heading into the big day.
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