DMV: Testing - Vehicles Used for Road Test

Vehicles Used for the Road Test
SERVICE UPDATE:  As DMV transitions to a new, online-only appointment system for road tests, DMV will stop taking road test appointments on October 21 and October 23, and will resume October 24 with its new convenient online system.  See more information here
You must supply a vehicle for the road test at a DMV office.
This vehicle must:
  • Be appropriate for the license class for which you are applying.
  • Be mechanically safe. Some common reasons why a vehicle cannot be used, but are not limited to, include illegal tint, defective brake/signal light, defective seat belts, defective speedometer, and any other defective equipment.
  • Have a valid registration certificate.   
  • Have proof of insurance.
  • Be in compliance with Connecticut's limits if the vehicle has tinted windows.
  • NOT have an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) installed if the testing applicant is not required by law to use an IID.
If you do not have a valid driver's license you cannot test in a rented vehicle.

Note: If you are using a vehicle that is registered out-of-state, you must bring a copy of the vehicle’s insurance policy and it must meet Connecticut minimum insurance requirements:

  • $20,000 bodily injury per person
  • $40,000 bodily injury per accident
  • $10,000 property damage per accident 
PLEASE NOTE: If the test vehicle is found to be in an unsafe operating condition , the behind the-wheel evaluation will NOT be conducted and the applicant will be advised to reschedule at no fee.

Content Last Modified on 5/18/2017 2:22:26 PM