Wait time to take TN driver's test several months long - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Wait time to take TN driver's test several months long

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

If you need to take the road skills test to obtain your Tennessee driver's license, get in line. In some locations, the wait for an opening is several months long.

The state allows applicants to schedule their driver's test up to 90 days in advance, but in places like Davidson and Williamson counties, a massive backlog means there are no openings left before the new year.

Segio Valle moved to the Volunteer State from Florida and needs a driver's license for obvious reasons but he couldn't get an appointment.

"I wait for two months to take the test," he said. "It's very important, because I go to work, I go to college for my daughter."

Valle passed his test Thursday, but many other driver's license hopefuls are still waiting for their chance.

The state says its goal is a 30-day wait, not 90 days.

Applicants can go out-of-county to take the test, and there are still a few openings before the end of the year. The soonest opening, though, is Nov. 16 in Marion County.

Copyright 2013 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Wait time to take TN driver's test several months longMore>>

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Masked capers rob Dollar General

    Masked capers rob Dollar General

    Monday, June 26 2017 7:27 PM EDT2017-06-26 23:27:22 GMT
    (Photo source: Gulfport Police Department)(Photo source: Gulfport Police Department)

    Gulfport police need your help finding two suspected armed robbers. Two men wearing masks allegedly robbed a Dollar General on Oneal Rd. around 9 p.m. Saturday.

    More >>

    Gulfport police need your help finding two suspected armed robbers. Two men wearing masks allegedly robbed a Dollar General on Oneal Rd. around 9 p.m. Saturday.

    More >>
  • Camp Able kickoff means big smiles in Gulfport

    Camp Able kickoff means big smiles in Gulfport

    Monday, June 26 2017 7:06 PM EDT2017-06-26 23:06:41 GMT
    Camp Able – Mississippi Gulf Coast (Photo source: City of Gulfport)Camp Able – Mississippi Gulf Coast (Photo source: City of Gulfport)

    There was a big turnout Monday at Jones Park in Gulfport as a very special week-long summer camp got underway. Camp Able gives children with special needs a fun way to make new friends.

    More >>

    There was a big turnout Monday at Jones Park in Gulfport as a very special week-long summer camp got underway. Camp Able gives children with special needs a fun way to make new friends.

    More >>
  • Save a life by giving blood this week

    Save a life by giving blood this week

    Monday, June 26 2017 6:23 PM EDT2017-06-26 22:23:23 GMT
    (Photo source: WLOX)(Photo source: WLOX)

    This week, you can help save a life. The American Red Cross is holding its annual Media for Red Cross Blood Drive through Wednesday.

    More >>

    This week, you can help save a life. The American Red Cross is holding its annual Media for Red Cross Blood Drive through Wednesday.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly