Massachusetts Extends Use of State-Owned Vehicles for Driver Testing

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The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) announced the agency will continue with the use of commonwealth-owned vehicles for Class D (passenger vehicle) driver testing services through April 30 and has delayed the return to the use of private passenger vehicles for these tests.

Due to the pandemic and health and safety protocols, since June of 2020, the RMV has deployed a fleet of commonwealth-owned vehicles for road tests which are cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis. Plans to return to private vehicles have been delayed and existing protocols will remain in place:

  • All occupants of a vehicle used in a road test, including the applicant, sponsor, and examiner, will continue to be required to wear a face covering.
  • Windows will be open for ventilation.
  • All vehicles will be cleaned prior to each test beginning.

Applicants are given time to become familiar with the state vehicle they will be using for testing. Applicants for a Class M, or Motorcycle license, will continue to supply their own motorcycle for testing. Road test applicants scheduled for testing through a driving school may use their school’s vehicle.

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