Guam – Senator Aline Yamashita has introduced a measure that she believes would speed up the process of getting a driver’s license and provide a boost to small businesses by outsourcing road tests.
Bill 190 would allow Rev & Tax to use a private business to conduct road test for first-time applicants.
Read Senator Yamashita’s release in full below:
Bill to outsource road tests
Sen. Aline Yamashita introduced Bill 190-31 (LS) today to improve services to those trying to obtain an intermediate driving license, and to give a boost to small businesses.
The measure would allow the Department of Revenue & Taxation to use private businesses to administer road tests for first-time applicants lessening the load of the Division of Motor Vehicles and drastically decreasing the months-long wait list.
“This bill provides the Department of Revenue & Taxation the authority to develop the standards and procedures required for small businesses to administer for the road test,” Yamashita says. “As well, this bill encourages small business development.”
Currently, small businesses are approved to provide driver’s education and as the written test is taken outside of Revenue and Taxation, efficiency would be improved if the road test was also provided by small businesses approved by Revenue and Taxation, Yamashita explains.
The proposed measure is specific to the intermediate driver’s license procedures. Current statute ensures that young drivers earn the responsibility of a driver’s license through the current graduated license program. Applicants are required to complete driver’s education coursework, pass a written exam before being required to pass a road test to receive an intermediate driver’s license.
“An exciting milestone of young adulthood is earning a driver’s license,” Sen Yamashita says. “While many moms and dads worry about their adolescent’s safety, many look forward to the help an additional driver brings to the home front.”
Attached, is a copy of the bill. For more information, call the Families First! Office at 648-3474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org