Rep. Jon Koznick Statement re: OLA Report on Driver Examination Wait Times
ST. PAUL –State Representative Jon Koznick, R-Lakeville, issued the following statement regarding a report from the Office of the Legislative Auditor that found the State of Minnesota has struggled to meet the legal requirement that individuals be able to take a road test within 14 days of requesting one.
“Today’s report reveals what so many moms and dads have known for months, Minnesota’s driver examination system is fundamentally broken and has been horribly mismanaged,” said Rep. Koznick. “While it is encouraging that DVS has streamlined systems and worked through a backlog of test, there is still a lot more work to do including additional oversight of the program.
“Instead of simply studying the issue as Democrats wanted, I am pleased that we were able to make sure that an in-depth investigation into the problems was conducted by OLA as these findings will help guide us as we consider next steps. There is good reason that Minnesota should be one of 17 states to offer third party driver test options. Taxpayers deserve a government that provides a basic level of customer service and parents should not have to rely on luck to get their student a driving exam in a timely manner.”