Road tests for class G driver's licences will resume this month

 

If you've had to put off getting your G licence due to COVID-19 restrictions, you might be happy to hear that you can book a test very soon. 

The province recently announced that beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, Ontarians will be able to book class G road tests and access all classes of driver testing services at DriveTest centres across Ontario.

“Our government has taken great care to ensure the health and safety of staff and customers as DriveTest centres have gradually reintroduced services,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, in a statement. 

“The resumption of full driver testing services at DriveTest centres will help more people to get back to work as our province continues to reopen.”

All full-time DriveTest centres will be offering 100 per cent of their services with restrictions removed, such as knowledge tests being accessible only by birth month.

Some examples of resumed services include:

First come, first served:

  • Class G1 and M1 knowledge tests
  • Driver’s licence exchanges and upgrades

By Appointment only:

  • Class G2 and class G road tests
  • Class M2 and class M motorcycle road tests; and,
  • Commercial driver road tests for all classes of commercial driver’s licences.

Part-time Travel Point locations will continue to reopen for driver examination services as the shared facilities they are located in become available for public use, the province says. 

The province says customers must wear face coverings inside centres and during road tests, sanitize their hands when they enter the building and submit to temperature checks and screening questions before taking road tests. Exceptions will be made for those taking motorcycle road tests and for people with a medical condition or a disability.

The province says all DriveTest staff will wear appropriate personal protective equipment when serving customers. Driver examiners will be equipped with face shields, sanitizer packages and seat covers when conducting road tests.

Ontario has temporarily extended the validity of all driver licences so that no one will lose their licence as a result of COVID-19.

“Throughout this outbreak, Ontarians have made many sacrifices to stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Mulroney.

“We appreciate the public’s continued patience and understanding with the health and safety requirements as we are trying to protect you, other customers and DriveTest staff.”

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