Connecticut Adds Second Test for Teen Drivers

September 24, 2009

Starting next month, all 16- and 17-year-olds in Connecticut who are seeking a driver’s license will need to pass an additional second written test, called the “DMV Final Exam,” under a recent law change by lawmakers.

The legislature is requiring the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to administer the 25-question test once a young driver has completed training and has passed the DMV road skills test. The first 25-question test is administered by the DMV when the teen seeks a learner permit to start the licensing process.

“The tests are designed to determine the level of knowledge young drivers have concerning the rules of the road and special teen driving laws,” said DMV Commissioner Robert M. Ward. “If they don’t pass this new second knowledge test, then they will need to study more before they get their driver’s license.”

The change follows an August 2008 crackdown on teen training and driving laws.

In addition to the new test, the DMV will also add 170 new questions to its bank used for selecting test questions at random. The questions cover state laws regarding the operation of a motor vehicle and driver responsibilities explained in the Connecticut driver’s manual.

Source: Connecticut DMV

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