After 8-month wait, 13 drivers will receive licenses this month


November 5, 2020

Courtesy of Lilly Boron.

Road test: Hannah Boron gives thumbs up after passing her road test to qualify for a driver's license. Boron was part of a 16-person backlog after the Division of Motor Vehicles stopped administering road tests this spring due to COVID-19. She was one of 13 Chilkat Valley teenagers who passed a road test last week after the Haines Borough contracted with Northern Industrial Training to conduct testing.

Last week, 13 prospective drivers passed behind-the-wheel tests, the penultimate step in getting driver's licenses, a process that for some has taken several years.

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