Driver's tests to start again at some Nebraska DMVs

Governor Pete Ricketts speaks at the podium during Thursday's press briefing.
Governor Pete Ricketts speaks at the podium during Thursday's press briefing.(KSNB)
Published: May. 26, 2020 at 12:42 PM CDT
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Governor Pete Ricketts announced DMV's will reopen across the state on Wednesday. Driver's tests will resume Wednesday in all counties in Nebraska where courthouses are open to walk-in public traffic. The DMV's in Omaha are already taking appointments and other locations are going back to standard practices of accepting walk-ins.

"This is good news for those teenagers that haven't gotten their driver's license yet," said Governor Ricketts.

The DMV in Lincoln doesn't have an opening date at this time.

"We have let them know that we are ready, willing and wanting to start providing services in their county to the customers that live here. But until they open their doors we can't provide services," Rhonda Lahm, director of the Department of Motor Vehicles said.

Christa Yoakum, District 2 Commissioner for the Lancaster County Board said they are anxious to get the doors back open but it's important to make plans to install plexi-glass barriers, get proper PPE, change schedules and do everything possible to reduce contact between customers and employees.

For anyone 72-years-old and older, if your license expires this year, it's now extended for another year. The goal is for seniors to not have to wait in line and risk exposure to the virus; they are able to come back in 2021.

The DMV is reassigning teammates, adding more staff and extending hours to increase service capacity and keep everyone safe.

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