Limiting License Test Attempts

The Senate Transportation Committee has endorsed legislation limiting the number of times an applicant can take a drivers license test to three times in three months.

Republican Delegate Tim Hugo of Fairfax County said Thursday that some people are using DMV as a de facto driving school by taking the test repeatedly. He said one applicant has failed the test 80 times.

That anecdote caught the attention of Governor Tim Kaine. On his monthly radio show on WRVA and the Virginia News Network, Kaine said: "Boy, you don't want to see that guy pass it on the 81st and be out on the road."

Kaine said he supports the bill, which requires anyone to fails the test three times in three months to take a driving class before being tested again.

The committee voted unanimously to send the bill to the Senate floor.


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