Things are getting a little more hi-tech at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Roanoke.
The DMV has upgraded the written part of the driving test.
"Overall, it's just a more streamlined, more efficient process. We're actually replacing a 20 year old testing system," said Tully Welborn with the DMV.
The first new upgrade is for fraud prevention.
Using the picture taken for your license, the people giving the test can make sure the person whose picture was taken is the person taking the test, a safeguard that wasn't in place before.
Aside from that, where there used to be translators for non-english speakers, now the written test is available in 16 languages, everything from Arabic to Punjabi.
Another new feature is the opportunity to confirm and re-check your answer before you submit it; something you couldn't do before.
The last big feature for drivers involves the number of questions from 35 to 40.
"The additional five questions are based on the customers record, so if they have any infractions on their record then it will ask them specific questions based on that," said Welborn.
In all, the goal is to prevent fraud, make the test less stressful for non-English speakers and hopefully make the wait at the DMV shorter.
This system was installed in four other locations across the state.
The DMV has also partnered with the Department of Education to allow high school students to take the test at school, that should start early next year.