OHIO — The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) will resume in-car driver's license tests Tuesday after pausing because of the pandemic in March 2020.
Since then, the BMV instructors have been testing teens from outside the vehicle. Instead of driving on public streets, a course was set up in parking lots so instructors could watch and grade the drivers. An adult with a driver's license would have to have been inside the car with the teen while they took the test.
Despite the changes, the Ohio BMV said they issued 500,000 tests in the last year.
The tests will be almost the same as they were before the pandemic but with some safety precautions added. The driver and the instructor will need to wear masks inside the car even if they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. There will also be a health screening beforehand, such as temperature checks and a questionairre.
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