Wisconsin Assembly eliminates teen driver test waiver

Published: Jun. 30, 2021 at 2:35 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - It looks like teen drivers will have take road tests to earn their licenses again. The state Department of Transportation waived road tests for teen drivers last year as the COVID-19 pandemic was taking hold.

The move was meant as a pilot program. Gov. Tony Evers included language in the state budget that would have made permanently eliminated road tests and the Legislature’s Republican-controlled finance committee approved the proposal.

But the state Assembly amended the budget late Tuesday evening to eliminate the waiver.

DOT officials said they haven’t set an end date for the pilot program, though. 

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