By Cynthia Johnson
Knowledge tests and study materials for the state of Maryland’s driver’s permit will now be offered in nine more languages, including Yoruba, which brings the total for each to seventeen languages.
Presently, the tests and study manuals are offered in English, Spanish, French, Korean, traditional Chinese, and Vietnamese.
QUEST TIMES gathered that Yoruba, alongside Amharic, Tagalog, Arabic, Russian, Hindi, Farsi, Portuguese, American Sign Language, and Urdu, have now been added as a new option for drivers with effect from September.
It was further learnt that an administrator with the Motor Vehicle Agency in Maryland, USA, Chrissy Nizer, shared reasons for the additions, noting that the languages were selected based on the US census data.
“Improving accessibility for the driver’s knowledge test and study materials is critical to serving Maryland’s linguistically diverse population”.