DMV closure a strain for teens, parents - WCAX

The freedom of the open road beckons 16 years olds who are telling their parents, I wanna get my license!” But the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles is giving them no real timeframe for when in-car testing will happen.

"Some parents who've reached out to us suggest the state take a page out of Georgia's book, waving the official road test requirement for teens who've completed drivers' ed. Driver's education instructor Mike Anderson argues that would be extremely dangerous. "They may well be good drivers. The kids I drive with are good drivers. Does that mean they're ready to have their driver's license? No," said Anderson. Instead, he wonders why officials won't allow him to offer road tests to his students. "This isn't a new idea. There are third party testers within the state already," he said.”

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