Driving tests resume for all learner drivers

RACQ has welcomed news learner drivers could book in practical driving tests after the backlog caused by the COVID-19 shutdown had been cleared.

The State Government announced today bookings for practical driving tests would be open for all learner drivers from 10am, Monday 13 July.

RACQ Head of Technical and Safety Policy Steve Spalding said this news would be a relief for learner’s who had been patiently working on their driving skills for their test.

“We know many L-platers will be excited to finally have the chance to sit their practical driving examination, but please don’t rush to book in your test before you’re ready,” Mr Spalding said.

“Make sure you’ve achieved the mandatory 100 hours of driving experience, your logbook is completed and you feel comfortable driving in a range of conditions and situations.

"Before the test, you’ll also need to ensure the interior of your car is clean and tidy, with no rubbish, dust or dirt. This is crucial to comply with new hygiene measures as a result of COVID-19.”

Mr Spalding said for those who needed a little bit more time to work on their driving, the fee for learner licence renewals was being waived until mid-September.

“This includes learner licences that have expired. So, if you need a bit more time to get your experience up, make sure you take advantage of this and renew your learner’s licence,” he said.

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