We are happy to announce that we have resumed normal office hours from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM Monday through Thursday, to assist you with your essential legal matters and needs. For the short term we will remain closed on Fridays. We encourage clients to try and communicate with us by phone and email. If you do need to come into the office, we require face masks and we are maintaining social distancing.

Resumption of DMV Road Tests

The California DMV resumed behind-the-wheel testing beginning Friday, June 26.  Drivers and DMV instructors will be required to wear face masks and drivers will be asked to lower two windows to increase air flow in the car. Pre-test instructions will be given  outside the car. DMV examiners will also wear gloves and place plastic covers on the passenger seat and floorboard as precautions against transmission of the coronavirus. Applicants will be required to wear a face covering and answer screening questions before starting the exam. Temperature checks will be added to safety protocols  in the coming weeks.

There has been a  three month backlog of behind-the-wheel testing as a result of  the DMV closing all of its 169 field offices and cancelling  all appointments in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some offices were reopened in May and the rest resumed operations in June, but no behind-the-wheel tests have taken place since mid-March.

The DMV will automatically reschedule all canceled driving test appointments and  anticipates it will take several weeks to complete testing for previously canceled tests. Appointments for new behind-the-wheel tests will not be available until previously canceled tests are completed.

The DMV will be shortening the testing route  but it will remain long enough to adequately assess driving knowledge an, including Saturday service in some areas.

Sources: Michael Nowels; mnowels@bayareanewsgroup.com  Bay Area News  22, 2020 updated June 23, 2020

https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/06/22/california-dmv-reopening-behind-the-wheel-testing-friday-after-covid-19-shutdown/

KRON4.com;  Alexa Mae Asperin, June 23, 2020; updated June 23, 2020

https://www.kron4.com/news/california/california-dmv-resumes-behind-the-wheel-drive-tests/

 

 

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