Ontario to resume passenger road tests at most DriveTest centres


Published February 12, 2021 at 10:52 pm


New drivers eager to get behind the wheel for a road test will soon be able to — depending on where they’re located.

The province announced today that it’s restarting in-vehicle passenger road tests at most DriveTest centres across Ontario starting on Tuesday, February 16.

However, they won’t restart in regions still subject to the Stay-at-Home order (including Peel, Toronto, and York) or in Grey-Lockdown regions.

The province says strict public health and workplace safety measures will be in place for all in-vehicle passenger road tests.

“As we safely and gradually transition out of the provincewide shutdown and return to the COVID-19 Response Framework, it’s important that we ensure drivers are able to get tested in order to keep our roads and highways safe,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation.

“For those who book an appointment, I strongly urge you to follow all public health and workplace safety requirements when visiting a DriveTest centre to protect yourself, staff and other clients.”

Applicants living in a Stay-at-Home region or a Grey-Lockdown region are urged not to book an in-person road test at a DriveTest centre in another region, and are warned that if they try to, they will be turned away.

All DriveTest centres, including those in Stay-at-Home regions or Grey-Lockdown regions, remain open for essential indoor services (such as knowledge tests) with capacity limits and COVID-19 preventative measures in place.

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