The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles on Thursday announced that parents and teens can make appointments online to take the learner's permit knowledge test.
The online component eliminates the need to wait in a DMV office to schedule the test, though the DMV will still accept appointments made at service offices.
"This is a tremendous change in service for parents and teens, with our focus to make it easier for them at DMV. It's also a major step forward for DMV as it begins to bring more services online," said Commissioner Melody A. Currey.
More than 30,000 16- and 17-year-olds apply for a permit each year, which is the first step in obtaining a driver's license. The DMV also announced that on May 30 it will open a new state-of-the-art test center in Cheshire, at 1625 Highland Ave., off Exit 3 on Route 691. For more information, visit dmvteen.ct.gov/dmv/do-it-online.