VA DMVs Update Driving Test Software

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The Department of Motor Vehicles has new technology for driving tests that should make doing business with the state a much smoother ride. After 20 years, the DMV is installing new machines and software with advanced visuals and more than a dozen languages.

Across Virginia, workers are hoping to remove the hurdles some drivers may have when they need to get their licenses.

William Kyle, who took the test Friday, said he noticed improvements in the look and feel of the new system.

"It helps people learn quicker and you can focus more clearly looking at what's going on in the system, and I think it'll be good,” said Kyle.

With updated graphics, the ability to sit while taking the test, and the great expansion in language offerings, many think this all makes the environment at the DMV a little nicer. 

In Henrico County, the DMV is introducing a pilot program to give students access to the machines in school, to boost driver's education and to cut down on travel time when it comes to actually taking the test.

DMV representatives say the department's goal is to have the program available in every office in Virginia by January 1.

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