Pilot program aims to reduce DMV wait times

The Tennessee Department of Safety has launched a pilot program at two Davidson County driver service centers aimed at reducing the wait times for drivers who need to take their road skills tests.

The testing centers on Hart Lane and Centennial Boulevard are currently participating in the program.

Earlier this year, Nashville's News 2 reported on wait times that were several months long in Davidson County.  Many parents complained about them and said they had to take their teens to other counties so they could take the test to get a driver's license.

The department blamed the backlog on the time of year and told News 2 testing centers were playing catch up after the busy summer months.

Friday, a spokesperson said this is currently zero wait times for road skills tests appointments in Davidson County due to the pilot program which was launched a few weeks ago.

Commercial Driver License examiners, who would normally test truck or bus drivers, are also assisting with road skills tests as part of the program.

People can now schedule appointments by phone.

There are 18 appointments available on Monday.

Testing centers in Shelby and Washington counties are also participating in the pilot program.

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