CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — The COVID-19 pandemic is causing problems for teenagers who want to get their driver’s licenses, and Drivers’ Education schools are reeling.
This is a season for waiting for teenagers in Illinois thanks to COVID-19. Proms, spring dances, and other rites of passage are postponed due to the suspension of in-person classroom instruction and they will have to wait to get their driver’s license.
Illinois Secretary of State offices are closed for the time being, which means teenagers can’t get driver’s licenses or learner’s permits. Driver Education Schools are trying to adapt to the new normal, with some, like a-Adams School of Driving in Arlington Heights, conducting classroom instruction via Zoom video conferencing or other online apps.
Sixteen-year olds require eight hours of in-person instruction behind the