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WI DMV allowing online license renewal, waiving road tests

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MADISON, WI-- Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles announced two pilot programs aimed at reducing the need for in-person visits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to state officials, elligible Wisconsin residents will be able to renew their expired license online. To be elligible for this, you must:
-be between the ages of 18 and 65
-have no new vision changes
-have no new medical restrictions

Another pilot program announced allows for teens who have completed driver training to have their road tests waived. In order to waive the road test, you must:
-be 16 or 17 years old
-Have a driver's permit
-Have completed the driver's education course
-Have completed behind-the-wheel training
-Have completed 30 hours of practice driving while being supervised by a parent or guardian
-Have a parent or sponsor sign the road test waiver

DMV officials say in-person road tests can still be scheduled if needed, however.

Both programs go into effect May 11. Click here for the Wisconsin DMV's website.

Hunter McCullough

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