Starting on Monday May 11th, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will begin 2 new pilot programs. One program allows eligible persons with a Wisconsin driver license to be able to renew it online. Conditions include that you must be a U.S. citizen with a regular driver license, you must be 64 or younger with no new medical restrictions, and with no negative change to your vision since your last renewal. The other program allows those under the age of 18 who successfully complete their required training and have the endorsement of a parent or guardian will be granted their probationary license without completing a road test. Conditions for this program include that they must hold a learners permit, violation-free for at least six months. They must have completed drivers ed classes and behind-the-wheel training with a licensed instructor, and have completed at least 30 hours of driving with their parent or sponsor and the sponsor signs the road test waiver. The D.M.V. estimates a backlog of 16,000 road test requests; 10,000 of those will be eligible for this road test waiver, which will of course limit unnecessary in-person interaction during the pandemic. If an in-person visit is needed, the Sturgeon Bay D.M.V. office is still available by appointment-only on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.