WASHINGTON — Hopeful motorists taking the Maryland driver’s license test will no longer have to parallel park to hit the open road.
Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration officials decided to take the parallel parking portion out of the test after noticing they were testing drivers “multiple times for the same skill,” spokesman Buel Young says.
“In our constant reassessment of the test that we offer, we looked at our driver’s skills tests and it was determined that some of the other maneuvers that are performed during the test actually test for the same skills that we’re looking for the driver to possess that we would have tested for during the parallel parking,” Young says.
The parallel parking portion of the test was removed Tuesday.
“If you look at social media, you have a lot of happy people who have yet to get their driver’s license,” Young says.
He adds that there are other people who have expressed concern with removing parallel parking, but says they explained to them that the MVA is still testing for the skills necessary to parallel park.
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