Information Regarding COVID-19 and DMV Driver’s License Exams

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COVID-19, or coronavirus, has had a tremendous effect on businesses, services, and lives all around the world. 

We are truly experiencing unprecedented times, and situations are changing rapidly. 

With business closures, stay-at-home orders, and social distancing requirements, many DMV transactions are either being postponed or need to be completed through alternative methods. 

Many DMV offices around the country have closed their offices to all in person transactions.

If your state still has DMV offices that are open to in-person transactions, you’ll likely need to make an appointment and abide by the social distancing requirements while you are there. Be sure to bring a mask as well.

DMVs are asking that transactions be completed online where possible and available. 

Additionally, many state DMVs have extended deadlines for renewals and other requirements you may have had coming up. 

You’ll need to check with your specific state DMV for your individual requirements (links to the DMV websites and COVID-19 resources below), but check out the information on this page for some guidance. 

Stay safe! And if you have a test you’re preparing for, keep studying!

Are You and Your Teen Ready for a New Driver’s License During COVID-19?

The life-changing effects that have followed the COVID-19 global pandemic are staggering. 

Here’s another one to add to the list: getting a new driver’s license. 

In an immediate response to the situation, many state Department of Motor Vehicles made the decision to either: 

  • Stop new applications altogether. 
  • Extend expiration dates and deadlines 

or 

  • Waive road tests completely. 

As DMVs around the country slowly open up to the backlog created in the past few months and public schools and commercial driver’s training providers juggle with new operating procedures, the question remains: Are you and your teenager prepared for a new driver’s license during a pandemic?

In most states, parents and legal guardians already have a big responsibility in helping their teens satisfy the requirements for a new license by supervising them while they complete their practice hours with a learner’s permit. 

Now, that responsibility is even bigger. 

Parents will need to ask themselves: Are they safe enough and knowledgeable enough to take on a bigger role as their child’s primary driving instructor? And will their teens have access to the training, practice, and resources needed to become a safe and responsible driver?

That’s where PuedoManejar.com comes in. 

We’re built with driving safety as our top priority and we aim to provide our users with as many absolutely free resources they could need to prepare for the written test, get ready for the road test, become a safe driver, and navigate all the complexities of the DMV.

Whether you’re a new driver getting your first license, the parent of a teen driver, someone moving to a new state, or even just renewing your license, we’ve got you covered. 

On our website you’ll find:

If your path to a driver’s license has been a bit delayed, rest assured that you’ll have everything you need here at PuedoManejar.com.

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How to Stay Safe as DMVs Reopen

As the situation changes from day-to-day and week-to-week, some DMVs around the country are opening up to more in-person services.

However, if you’re able to take care of something online, you should still do so.

If you do need to visit a DMV office, here’s how you can help keep yourself and others safe:

  • Make an appointment if you’re able to do so.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Follow social distancing guidelines.
  • Avoid touching your face, and try to minimize the things you do touch.
  • If you’re sick or feeling unwell, stay home and reschedule your visit.

After your visit, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly. A shower and a change of clothes is not a bad idea either.

For the latest nationwide guidelines and updates regarding the virus, please visit the CDC website.

Written Tests During COVID-19

The written test for your learner’s permit or as part of your driver’s license renewal requires an in person transaction. 

Many DMVs have suspended all testing – written and road.

Even if you had an appointment to take the written test, you’ll likely need to reschedule. 

While this may delay the timeline you were planning on to receive your license, it does give you more time to prepare. 

Be sure to spend some extra time with our free practice tests and prep materials, and go through your state’s driver handbook a few more times.

By the time DMV offices are open to testing again, you’ll be even better prepared.

Road Tests During COVID-19

Just like the written test, most DMVs have suspended all road tests. 

Check with your DMV to see what to do about rescheduling an exam and when you may expect to take your test. 

Like the written test, you will get some extra time to practice behind-the-wheel and log any outstanding supervised driving hours. 

Coronavirus Driver’s License and Registration Renewals

Many states have extended the deadlines for driver’s license renewals and vehicle registration renewals. 

This means you may have a little extra time to pay your fees and complete any inspections or exams that may be required as part of your registration. 

If you are able to complete a transaction online or by mail, you may still be able to do so, assuming you are not required to take a written exam, a vision exam, or complete a vehicle inspection. 

Be sure to confirm with your state DMV if your deadline has been extended or if there are alternative methods you can use to complete your transaction. 

State Department of Motor Vehicles COVID-19 Links & Updates

Below you’ll find links to your state’s DMV website as well as any COVID-19 related pages they have created. You can also check your state’s Facebook or Twitter page for real-time updates as the situation changes. 

More Resources to Help You Prepare for Your DMV Transactions & Tests

Here at PuedoManejar.com, we’ve compiled all the best resources to help you get started with anything you need to do at the DMV in your state.

If you can’t visit the DMV just yet or are unsure whether you’ll be able to complete something online, we’ve got just what you need.

Select your state from the links below to visit the our hubs for all things driver’s license and vehicle registration in each state: FAQs, links to online resources, free practice tests, and more.