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Teen Driver Law Changes Take Effect in the New Year

Teen Driver Law Changes Take Effect in the New Year

Government
rocketclips / Adobe Stock ROCKY MOUNT N.C. (NCDOT) – The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles wants to remind teen drivers and their parents of changes to the Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) system made by the legislature that will go into effect in the new year. Beginning Jan 1st, 2024, teen drivers will need to have their Level 1 Limited Learner Permit for nine months instead of the current six months before being able to get their Level 2 Limited Provisional License. DMV Commissioner Wayne Goodwin said, “The law doesn’t allow for grandfathering anyone in, so if someone has their six months of Level 1 in before the end of the year but doesn’t get in to take their road test by Dec. 29, they will have to wait until they hit nine months to take the road test and get their Level 2. Any...
State Board Approves Student and Public Employee ID Cards in Upcoming Elections

State Board Approves Student and Public Employee ID Cards in Upcoming Elections

Government
ASHEBORO N.C. — The State Board of Elections has approved almost a hundred student and employee ID cards for use in the upcoming 2023 municipal and 2024 primary and general elections in North Carolina. With the passage of Voter ID laws in North Carolina, voters will be asked to show photo ID when voting in state starting with the municipal elections this fall. While most voters will simply show their driver’s license, for those who don't have a driver's license there are many other acceptable photo IDs, and that list is growing with the approval of ninety-nine student and employee IDs. These newly approved IDs, which can be used to confirm a person’s identity when they check in to vote, include student IDs for all UNC system schools, as well as other public and private colle...
Teen Driver Law Changes to Take Effect Monday, May 8

Teen Driver Law Changes to Take Effect Monday, May 8

Government
ROCKY MOUNT N.C. (NCDOT) – Upon passage of a bill by the North Carolina General Assembly, the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is announcing changes to the graduated driver licensing (GDL) program for teens. Effective May 8, teen drivers will again need to have their Level 1 Limited Learner Permit for six months before being able to get their Level 2 Limited Provisional License. Teen drivers will still be required to: be at least 16 years old, log 60 hours of driving time, pass a road test and show printed proof of insurance in the teen driver’s name. The requirement to advance to Level 2 had been 12 months for most of the last 25 years since the GDL system was put into place in 1997. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the legislature temporarily shortened this requirement to six months. ...
Scam Alert | DMV/DOT Emails with Payment Link

Scam Alert | DMV/DOT Emails with Payment Link

Scam Warning
(Editor's Note: The previous version of this news release contained an incorrect version of customer email protocols. The correct version indicates DMV will send customer emails on some occasions regarding driving violations but not for payment of fines or fees.) ROCKY MOUNT N.C. (NC DOT) – The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles routinely receives complaints from customers who have been targeted by scammers claiming to be representatives of either the DMV or the N.C. Department of Transportation. Recently, several law enforcement agencies have reported that many unsuspecting DMV customers are receiving scam emails from a group claiming to be from the “Department of Transportation” and encouraging targeted individuals to click on a link to pay a fine for an alleged driving violation...
Already in Jail for Vehicle Theft, Man Charged With ‘Burning Public Building’ for DMV Fire

Already in Jail for Vehicle Theft, Man Charged With ‘Burning Public Building’ for DMV Fire

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - The Randolph County Sheriff's Office announced several charges against a local man related to an intentional fire set at a DMV office and deputies didn't have to go far to find him as he was already in jail accused of stealing a car. On November 24, 2022, at around 5 pm, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Office on US Hwy 220 Bus. S., Asheboro, after receiving a call about breaking & entering and larceny. When deputies arrived, they were met by a fire investigator from the Randolph County Fire Marshal’s Office and representatives of the DMV Office. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, the fire investigator told deputies that an exterior metal storage building had been broken into and a fir...
DMV Resumes Regular Road Tests for Drivers 15-17 Years Old

DMV Resumes Regular Road Tests for Drivers 15-17 Years Old

Government
Dragana Gordic / Adobe Stock ROCKY MOUNT NC (NC DOT) – With health safety conditions improving in North Carolina, the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is resuming regular road tests this week. This ends the Contactless Road Test program that had been required for 15-17-year-old drivers seeking their Level 3 Full Provisional license and a select group of other drivers who could not qualify for a road test waiver.All drivers who already had been scheduled for a Contactless Road Test should keep that appointment but be aware they will instead be taking a road test in regular traffic conditions, instead of the parking lots where Contactless Road Tests were conducted.Other 15-17-year-old drivers who have had their Level 2 Limited License for at least six months can schedule an appointment at...