Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Passenger Driving Tests Offered Again at Williamsburg DMV and Other Virginia Locations

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles now offers passenger road skills testing in 38 new locations for the first time since before the pandemic. (Courtesy of

WILLIAMSBURG — Starting July 19, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) will offer passenger road skills testing at 38 more locations across the Commonwealth.

The road skills tests were offered at these locations prior to the pandemic and are now opening back up.

The easing of social distancing restrictions and the end of Virginia’s state of emergency allowed DMV to expand road skills testing locations by reopening the traditional testing process where an applicant operates a vehicle on the road with an examiner sitting in the passenger seat. 

“We are thrilled to continue expanding appointment opportunities by adding road skills testing locations,” DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb said. “DMV is conducting more transactions now than before the pandemic and much of that work is being done outside of our offices. But some services simply must be conducted in person. With the easing of social distancing requirements, we can resume road skills testing at all of our offices equipped to offer it and create tens of thousands of new appointment opportunities for Virginians who need this vital service.”

This will create more than 39,000 additional road skills testing appointment opportunities for the next 90 days of appointment availability. 

Locations for road skills testing include the DMV in Williamsburg, located at 5235 John Tyler Hwy.

Appointments are required for the road skills testing and is available to Virginia residents ages 18 and older. Those under 18 can take a road skills test at a public, private or commercial driving school through the Virginia driver education course. 

For more information and a full list of locations, visit here.

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