Province resuming in-person road tests on June 14 in Mississauga, Brampton, and Ontario
With the announcement that Ontario will be moving into Step 1 of the Province's reopening plan this week, the government has announced it will be resuming in-vehicle passenger road on Monday (June 14).
In order to address the backlog of tests due to the pandemic, the Province will be hiring an additional 167 examiners, as well as extending hours for G1 and G2 road tests--this will include offering road tests on Saturdays and Sundays in high-demand areas.
Drivers will be required to pass a COVID-19 screening set up by the Province prior to their test, and drivers and examiners will be required to wear face coverings while inside the vehicle during road tests.
Tests are to be done with the windows down, in order to improve airflow and reduce the risk of transmitting the virus.
Additionally, applicants will be required to provide a phone number for contact tracing purposes.
Road tests will be available by appointment only--applicants can book their appointment online.
"Throughout the pandemic, our government's top priority has been the health and safety of Ontarians. As more people get vaccinated and COVID-19 case numbers decline, we are able to safely restart passenger road testing at DriveTest centres. We have developed a comprehensive plan to clear the backlog of road tests created as a result of COVID-19 restrictions," Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, said in a news release.
"Earlier this year, our government started the process of adding new driver examiners at DriveTest locations in every part of the province. We will continue to hire more driver examiners while also extending road testing hours and introducing weekend road testing in areas where the backlog is greatest, so that people who need a road test can book one as soon as possible," she continued.
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