The Maryland MVA has changed the driver license testing procedure at the Bel Air branch as part of a statewide effort to improve driver safety.
License candidates will now venture onto public roads after successfully completing maneuvers on a closed course. The closed course includes Parallel Parking and a Reverse Two Point Turnabout. This is a lengthy term to describe backing into a parking space on the right. The old turnabout and backing in a straight line have been eliminated from the test.
The MVA has also issued a guide called “How to Prepare for Your Drivers Test” that you may pick up from the Bel Air MVA, Premier Driving School or download here.
On testing day you must present the following documents to the MVA:
- Learner’s Permit
- 60 Hour Certification Form
- Vehicle registration
- Proof of Insurance
Also on testing day the examiner will inspect your vehicle for the following item:
- 1/2 tank of gas or more
- No dashboard warning lights illuminated
- Car must be reasonably clean and free of debris
- Must be able to pass a Maryland Safety Inspection
Please refer to the “How to Prepare for Your Drivers Test” packet for a complete Vehicle Checklist.
Call or email with any questions. We will try to help in any way that we can.
Pictured below is a photo of the new testing box for the reverse turnabout as well as the route that has been used for the test (as reported to us by our students who have taken the test).