No More Random Testing at the MVD

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The Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) has just announced that they will no longer conduct “random testing” at their field offices. Since the MVD reinstated the ability for private driving schools to issue a Training Certificate of Completion (TCC) to waive either the written or skills test, there has been a random testing policy in place. Approximately 20% of students coming from driving schools throughout the state were chosen to retest at the MVD as a quality control measure. This new policy has gone into effect immediately, therefore, your student “should” not be selected to retest when you go to the MVD to obtain their permit or their license if they have a TCC.

Schools are still held to strict requirements such as meeting the minimum standards. The MVD is also going to add resources so that they can conduct additional compliance audits to ensure that schools are adhering to all of the requirements. Students must complete 30 hours of classroom and pass our test in order to receive a certificate to waive the permit test. DrivingMBA is the only school in the state that utilizes simulation labs to help meet the classroom requirements, giving students the ability to learn while doing vs. watching slides or being lectured to. DrivingMBA does have some classroom that students must complete as part of their requirements. Students must complete 10 hours of on-road instruction, which includes the final evaluation in order to receive a waiver for the road test at the MVD.

Given this new development our Parent Class is even more crucial. DrivingMBA includes the Parent Class as part of the requirements as it is essential that parents participate in the process. We are not “miracle workers,” in order for students to gain the necessary skills to pass our test and more importantly, to be safe on the road, they MUST practice what they learn here at DrivingMBA.

YOU the PARENTS are the ones that need to practice with them, so it is important that you know what we are doing, why we are doing what we are doing, and what you need to do in order to help your student gain the necessary skills.

Driving is one of the last life skills that we pass on to our children before they start to experience young adult hood. This is no different than their having to do their homework in order to pass the math or chemistry test. Doing this right, could be the difference between your child being in a collision or not. Some of those collisions can have horrifying consequences. How much of a risk do you want to take with your child’s life?

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