Road tests can be scheduled online in many states, including New York and Massachusetts. Generally, all that is required is the information listed on a learner's permit for that state or existing license, the date of birth for the driver and the area of the desired test.
Scheduling a road test online allows an individual the opportunity to choose a set date and time for the test, according to openings available. This should save time at the DMV when dealing with long lines and waits. The DMV site for each state should have information available on whether online scheduling is available.