BRING YOUR OWN CAR

By Bob Katzen

The Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) announced that beginning May 2, applicants taking the road test to obtain their driver’s license are required to bring their own vehicle for the road test.

Two years ago, the COVID-19 pandemic led to the implementation of health and safety protocols under which the RMV deployed a fleet of state-owned vehicles, for road tests, which were cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis. Applicants now scheduled for testing through a driving school should confirm they have access to the school’s vehicle for their road test.

“Vehicles on loan from our MassDOT Highway Division partners and other commonwealth agencies’ vehicles allowed us to continue road testing and licensing in a safe and healthy manner during the State of Emergency and continued COVID-19 restrictions,” said Registrar of Motor Vehicles Colleen Ogilvie. “As we prepare for the transition back to private cars, we want applicants to be aware of our requirements and to be prepared to arrive sufficiently skilled behind the wheel to pass the road test on their first try.”

The RMV has a new webpage, Mass.Gov/RoadTest to help applicants obtain information and details related to their road test.

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