RALEIGH – The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. The stories below are also featured in
NCDOT Now, the department's weekly newscast.
NCDMV Waives Road Tests for Some Drivers 18 and Older
With the time frame for resuming road tests remaining unknown because of the continued impacts of COVID-19, starting this week the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles has begun waiving road tests for regular Class C licenses for qualified drivers who are 18 or older.
To see what is needed to qualify, go to the
NCDOT website and look for “Road Tests Waived."
These drivers must have an appointment at a license office, which can be made online by going to
NCDMV Credential Expiration Dates
Also this week, a reminder about expiration dates for driver licenses, vehicle registrations and other DMV credentials: if you have one that expires Aug. 1 or later, it is not eligible for an extension.
Earlier this year, Gov. Roy Cooper approved an extension for any credential expiring after March 1 and before Aug. 1.
Visit the department’s website to find out everything you need to know, including frequently asked questions and a full list of credentials. You can also find more than a dozen DMV services that can be done online without ever visiting an office.
Americans with Disabilities Act Celebrates 30 Years
A landmark law that is helping more North Carolinians experience the benefits of the transportation system is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Through the
Americans with Disabilities Act, our nation committed itself on July 26, 1990, to eliminating discrimination against people with disabilities.
North Carolina’s population includes more than 1.3 million people with a disability. Many of these people use facilities and services built and maintained by the NCDOT, including sidewalks, public transportation and highway rest areas.