Motor Vehicle to change licensing procedure

Oct 19, 2012, 1:34 PM | Updated: 1:34 pm

PHOENIX — Starting Monday, the state’s Motor Vehicle Division will stop awarding driver’s licenses based solely on an applicant’s certificate of completion from a private driver-training school.

Until now driving school students were able to complete the driver’s training, take the certification to an Arizona Department of Transportation MVD office and possibly get a waiver from having to take a written exam, road test or both.

ADOT said the change was made because people who paid for driving lessons only passed the road test about 50 percent of the time.

Testing results for the road-skills examination indicated a 52 percent pass rate for applicants who presented a certificate versus a pass rate of 65 percent for those applicants who did not present a certificate.

Harold Sanders, a spokesman for ADOT, said the change won’t require additional staffing.

Lifetime Windows & Doors

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(Gateway Grand Rendering)...
Danny Shapiro

Ground broken on 2 million-square-foot Gateway Grand industrial park in Mesa

Ground was broken Tuesday on the 2 million-square-foot Gateway Grand industrial park in Mesa, which is expected to be completed in 2023.
1 day ago
(File Facebook Photo/Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)...
KTAR.com

Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputy killed in shooting with suspect

A Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputy was killed Tuesday in a shooting with a suspect in Cordes Lakes, authorities said. 
1 day ago
Rachel Mitchell (rachelmitchellformaricopa.org Photo)...
Torrence Dunham

Here’s Interim Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell’s stance on Arizona’s abortion law

Interim Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell in a press conference on Tuesday gave her stance on a law in Arizona that bans abortions, which took effect after the Supreme Court last week reversed Roe v. Wade.
1 day ago
(Facebook Photo/U.S. Forest Service - Coconino National Forest)...
KTAR.com

Coconino and Kaibab forests in northern Arizona lift fire restrictions

Having received significant precipitation from recent storms, the Coconino and Kaibab forests in northern Arizona announced Tuesday that fire restrictions have been lifted.
1 day ago
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)...
KTAR.com

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signs $18 billion budget for 2023 fiscal year

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday signed the $18 billion budget into law that makes hefty investments in education, border security and infrastructure.
1 day ago
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)...
Sponsored Content by

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday signed the $18 billion budget into law that makes hefty investments in education, border security and infrastructure.

Sponsored Articles

(Courtesy Condor)...
Condor Airlines

Condor Airlines shows passion for destinations from Sky Harbor with new-look aircraft

Condor Airlines brings passion to each flight and connects people to their dream destinations throughout the world.
...
Arizona Division of Problem Gambling

Arizona Division of Problem Gambling provides exclusion solution for young sports bettors

Sports betting in Arizona opened a new world to young adults, one where putting down money on games was as easy as sending a text message.
...
Carla Berg, MHS, Deputy Director, Public Health Services, Arizona Department of Health Services

ADHS mobile program brings COVID-19 vaccines and boosters to Arizonans

The Arizona Department of Health Services and partner agencies are providing even more widespread availability by making COVID-19 vaccines available in neighborhoods through trusted community partners.
Motor Vehicle to change licensing procedure