Good news learner drivers out there, patiently waiting to sit for you P’s… the tests are BACK ON!
The Queensland government has announced practical driving tests will resume on June 15, as coronavirus restrictions continue easing.
New measures in place for the safety of drivers and examiners including mandatory screening questions, vehicle cleaning requirements and reinforcement of general health and hygiene measures.
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Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey says there will be more examiners and a new booking process brought in to deal with the backlog since the suspension of tests in March.
“Heavy vehicle driving tests resumed last week and with Queensland being among the best-performing states in stopping the spread of COVID-19, light vehicle tests will recommence on June 15 to support jobs and keep our economy moving.
“New driving examiners are being brought on board and tests will be conducted six days a week to help catch up on the number of learner drivers whose tests were suspended.
“The impacts of COVID-19 have been far-reaching and I want to express my appreciation to all the learner drivers for their patience and understanding.
“I also want to thank our driving instructors who will be working hard to safely progress through the COVID-related backlog,” Minister Bailey said.
The fee for learner licence renewals is being waived until three months after practical tests resume, including for those that have already expired.
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