LAGOS, NIGERIA, (VOICE OF NAIJA) – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Automobile Administration has approved the addition of Yoruba and eight other languages to Maryland’s driver’s license and learner’s permit knowledge tests in September, the WBOC has reported.
Other language options available to drivers starting this month, aside from Yoruba, are Tagalog, Amharic, Arabic, Russian, Urdu, Hindi, Farsi, Portuguese, and American Sign Language
Chrissy Nizer, an administrator with the Motor Vehicle Agency in Maryland, USA, said the agency determine language availability using data from the US Census.
“Improving accessibility for the driver’s knowledge test and study materials is critical to serve Maryland’s linguistically diverse population,” she stated.
The tests and study manuals were previously offered in English, Spanish, French, Korean, traditional Chinese, and Vietnamese, according to reports.