(The hill) – Four employees of the Massachusetts Registry of Vehicles (RMV) were fired this week after it was revealed that nearly 2,100 drivers were granted licenses without passing road tests.
Officials in RMV confirmed this news to The Boston Globe on Wednesday, saying the situation is now under investigation.
“Detecting suspicious activity in relation to the issuance of road tests in 2020, the Register of Vehicles has launched an investigation and passed the problem to law enforcement,” – said Globe RMV spokeswoman Jacqueline Goddard. “RMV has determined that 2,100 drivers have been granted licenses without passing a road test. All victims have been contacted and they will have to pass a road test within 10 days. RMV has fired four employees involved in the case and will continue to work with law enforcement to investigate them. ”
In 2020, an investigation began after the head of RMV reported suspicious activity, a Globe source said.
RMV later determined that as of April 2018, a total of about 2,100 drivers received pass marks from two test instructors at the Brockton Customer Service Center for road tests that they had never passed. Unnamed instructors and two service center employees were fired due to the scheme, Globe writes.
Officials said the road tests would be free for those affected, and those who did not pass the test would have their training permits reissued and a Massachusetts ID card would be offered free of charge.