SACRAMENTO – These brave individuals will become front seat passengers in cars driven by complete strangers to them with driving skills not yet tested or being retested. They are training to become some of the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) newest licensing registration examiners (LREs). Their jobs are to evaluate drivers in behind-the-wheel, on the road tests for knowledge of rules of the road and driving skill. And they are doing all this during the challenging time of this pandemic when physical distancing, wearing a mask, washing hands and cleaning surfaces is very important to their health and well-being.
“This is a challenging time, given the large number of people waiting to take the behind-the-wheel test who were put on hold due to the pandemic and practicing physical distancing while evaluating drivers,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona. “We wish them the very best as they embark upon their new careers that will help keep all of us safe out on the road.”
CSLEA Senior Counsel Ryan Navarre met with the new LREs in Sacramento on August 10, 2020 to introduce them to their union, discuss the role CSLEA has in their careers and to answer any questions. CSLEA has had an important role during the pandemic, working with DMV to be sure LREs can perform their jobs in a safe and healthy manner.