By Juliano Oliveira
Practical driving tests will be retaken in Queensland on June 15 after more than two months suspended due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements.
“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,” Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said.
New measures to ensure examiners and learner drivers are safe are taking place, including mandatory screening questions, vehicle cleaning requirements and reinforcement of general health and hygiene standards.
“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,” Mr Bailey said.
The State will introduce a booking process to prioritise learner drivers who had their tests suspended in consequence of the pandemic, and those who urgently needed their P-plates for economic, health, and job reasons.
The fee for learner licence renewals is being waived until three months after practical driving tests resume. This includes learner licences that have expired.
For more information on the resumption of testing visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au