DPS-DVS cancels road tests
Published 4:47 pm Wednesday, March 18, 2020
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services division is canceling all road tests through March 27 due to COVID-19 concerns, according to a press release.
Anyone who has a class D, commercial driver’s license or motorcycle road test appointment scheduled during this time will receive a cancellation notice by email or text message. Other driver services, such as knowledge testing and driver’s license applications, continue to be available to Minnesotans. Customers can check which offices are open at the DVS office locations page.
The Minnesota Department of Health recommends maintaining a social distance of 6 feet to slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19. A DPS-DVS examiner spends 20 to 45 minutes inside a vehicle with the driver completing the road test, which makes it impossible to maintain the recommended social distance, the release stated.
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“We are dedicated to providing Minnesotans with the services they deserve and at the same time protecting the health of our staff and customers,” said Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services Director Emma Corrie. “While we know this will inconvenience Minnesotans, we need to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community, and this is a necessary step to help our staff and customers maintain social distance and stay healthy.”
Minnesotans can continue to schedule their road test appointments online at drive.mn.gov for later this spring and summer. DPS-DVS is reminding customers there are limited appointments available and to continue to check back for updates and open appointments.
DVS services are unavailable at some deputy registrar and driver’s license agent offices, because offices have closed in response to COVID-19 virus concerns. Deputy registrar and driver’s license agent offices are independently owned and operated.