The Maryland’s learner’s permit knowledge test, and its study materials in the United States will soon be offered in nine more languages, bringing the total for each to 17 languages.Thank you for reading this post, don’t forget to subscribe!
Getting a learner’s permit is the first step to getting a driver’s license in the US state.
The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration said it is expanding accessibility services as part of Gov. Wes Moore’s focus on equity and access.
According to CBS News, the new languages offered are; Yoruba (West Africa) Tagalog, Amharic (Afro-Asiatic language), Arabic, Russian, Urdu, Hindi, Farsi, Portuguese and American Sign Language
The new language offerings were determined with U.S. Census data.
“Improving accessibility for the driver’s knowledge test and study materials is critical to serve Maryland’s linguistically diverse population,” said Motor Vehicle Administrator Chrissy Nizer.
The current languages offered include English, Spanish, French, Nepali, Korean, traditional Chinese and Vietnamese.