North Carolina drivers no longer have to retake road sign test to renew drivers license

RALEIGH, N.C. – Drivers in North Carolina will no longer have to retake a test on identification of road signs in order to renew their license, according to NCDOT.

The policy is part of Governor Pat McCrory’s “Driving Change” initiative to increase efficiency and to improve customer service at drivers license offices.

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles will continue to require sign and symbol testing as part of obtaining the initial North Carolina driver license.

Vision testing will be conducted only as part of a required in-person, in-office license renewal.

The policy change applies to the renewal of regular Class A, B and C driver licenses and is a result of House Bill 959, which was enacted during the 2016 session of the General Assembly.

“We hope the change will help to streamline the issuance process and complement our other efforts to reduce wait and service times across the state,” said DMV Commissioner Kelly J. Thomas.