By CSLEA Senior Counsel Ryan Navarre
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has entered its third phase of its re-opening plan and as a result, the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) will be meeting with the department to discuss the eventual return of drive tests conducted by licensing registration examiners (LREs). That meeting is scheduled for June 17, 2020. Over the past few months, CSLEA and its affiliate, the California Organization of Licensing Registration Examiners (COLRE), have received many productive ideas from LREs regarding what they would like to see once drive tests resume. In addition, DMV also surveyed examiners throughout the state on safety protocols for drive tests. DMV has shared the results of their survey with CSLEA.
CSLEA has been in frequent discussion with the department on its re-opening plan. Currently, there is no definitive date for drive tests to resume. However, it is likely that drive tests will resume in the not too distant future. CSLEA will be meeting with DMV executives to express its recommended safety protocols for drive tests. CSLEA’s primary concern is the safety of LREs when providing DMV services. LREs with any unique suggestions are encouraged to contact CSLEA.