Tests Go Paperless

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Twenty driver testing centers across Mississippi will soon have new touch-screen computers.

Officials with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety say the 44 machines will be used for regular driver and commercial license testing.

The system will eliminate cheating because the 30 test questions will be randomly selected from a database of more than 800 questions.

The system, produced and marketed by Birmingham-based Openshaw Media Groups Incorporated, can still produce a printed test for anyone who needs to take a paper-and-pencil exam, but the test is produced using the same random process.

Officials say cheating has never been a major problem, but people have stolen copies of the three versions of the written test and distributed them to others.