Transportation
3:07 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

DMV Eliminates Written Exam For Licensed Drivers

Governor Pat McCrory checks out a self-serve kiosk at a new DMV office in Huntersville. Starting May 1, the written exam is no longer required for licensed drivers.
Governor Pat McCrory checks out a self-serve kiosk at a new DMV office in Huntersville. Starting May 1, the written exam is no longer required for licensed drivers.
Credit Courtesy of NCDOT

Governor Pat McCrory was in Huntersville on Thursday for the opening of a new DMV office. During his visit, he announced that the written test will no longer be required for out-of-state residents to get a North Carolina driver's license. Only first-time drivers and applicants with licenses that have been expired for more than two years will be required to take the written test.

Some DMV offices are also now open on Saturdays and feature self-serve kiosks. The kiosks will help drivers obtain and print out necessary documents and prevent return trips to the DMV. Later this summer, DMV plans to add kiosks to grocery stores and shopping malls where drivers can replace or renew their licenses and ID cards.