the most dreaded portion of the driving test for new drivers in Michigan may be taken off the test…
Now a bill introduced by a state lawmaker is aimed at getting rid of the requirement.
House Bill 4976, introduced on May 9 by Rep. Sarah Lightner, R-Springport, and referred to Committee on Transportation, eliminates the test as a requirement to receive a driver’s license in Michigan.
Lightner told WZZM-TV that she introduced the measure after complaints from constituents, who were upset after paying $50 for the driving test only to flunk it because of parallel parking.
“It’s a money game,” Lightner told WZZM. “It’s becoming an outdated practice. If you do have a parallel parking issue, if you can’t fit, drive around the block.”
she noted, many communities, such as Allen Park, use angled parking rather than parallel parking on city streets.
The practice would still be taught in driver’s education courses.
The bill would have to be passed by both chambers of the Legislature and signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to become law.