Two weeks after the state ended drivers license testing services in many rural Alabama counties, the jury is still out on the impact and the public’s reaction.
When moms and dads show up at the Lamar County Jail on Thursdays hoping to get their 15-year-old’s driver’s test, they’ve been greeted the last two weeks with a sign on the door.
It says state budget cuts have ended the weekly service.
The same goes in Pickens and Fayette. But they can go to Hamilton, Sheffield or Tuscaloosa for the tests.
Supporters say many folks from Millport and Sulligent went elsewhere anyway because it was just as close as Vernon.
Opponents say it’s an unnecessary move that could create safety problems with inexperienced drivers down the road.
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