legislature defer road test young drivers

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — 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.

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