Green light for driving tests to resume

RACQ has welcomed an announcement Queensland learner drivers would be able to sit for their P-plate licence again, with practical driving tests to resume on 15 June.

The State Government announced on Wednesday tests would resume with an approved COVID-safe plan including mandatory screening questions, vehicle cleaning requirements and health and hygiene measures to be implemented.

RACQ Head of Technical and Safety Policy Steve Spalding said the Club was pleased the fee for learner licence renewals was being waived until three months after practical driving tests resume.

“We know COVID-19 has put financial pressure on many families, so this is good news for learners who’ve been building their driving skills and need to renew their licence,” Mr Spalding said.

“We’re also pleased more driving instructors have been brought on to help deal with the backlog of driving tests. 

“The Department of Transport and Main Roads will be prioritising people who had a test booked prior to the shut down and those who need P-plates for employment, health, and education reasons, before other bookings will become available. So we urge learners to be patient and to keep improving their driving until they can book in.”

More information on booking a priority driving test could be found here.