Driving students have a long way to go in training

Driving is a freedom not only for teens, but also for parents who need their teens to get to school, activities and work. Jennifer Parrish’s son Carson was in the middle of the classroom. driver education last year when the pandemic brought it to a halt, NBC affiliate Click the video player above to watch WXII 12 News headlines. “It’s a rite of passage for teens to get their license and get their license,” Parrish told WRAL. ed. According to WRAL, the pandemic has forced the company to pivot and start offering online classes. Driving training was phased out until recently. “When they finally started letting us drive again, we had taught 3,000 kids,” said instructor William Powell. The school has lost about half of its instructors, making backlog reduction slow and difficult. Wake County is only now receiving drive training. The school welcomes students in chronological order according to when the course was taken. Another barrier for new drivers is entering an office in the Motor Vehicle Division. The DMV is in the same boat, with a backlog of around 6,000 students across North Carolina waiting to take driving tests, which were also halted during the pandemic.

Driving is a freedom not only for teens, but also for parents who need their teens to get to school, activities and work.

Jennifer Parrish’s son Carson was in the middle of driver education class last year when the pandemic stopped her, NBC affiliate WRAL reports.

Click on the video player above to watch WXII 12 News headlines.

“It’s a rite of passage for teens to get their license and to get their license,” Parrish told WRAL.

Wake County contracts with the Jordan Driving School to provide driving lessons. The pandemic has forced the company to pivot and start offering online courses, according to WRAL.

Driving training was phased out until recently.

“When they finally started letting us drive again, we had taught 3,000 kids,” said instructor William Powell.

The school has lost about half of its instructors, making backlog reduction slow and difficult.

Students who took classes in November or December in Wake County are only now receiving drive training. The school welcomes students in chronological order according to when the course was taken.

Another barrier for new drivers is entering an office in the Motor Vehicle Division.

The DMV is in the same boat, with a backlog of around 6,000 students across North Carolina waiting to take driving tests, which were also halted during the pandemic.

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