Learners driving their way through COVID

New RACQ data has revealed a surge in the number of learners using COVID-19 to clock up their logbook hours.

RACQ’s Learner Driver app downloads soared in May, increasing by 138% on the previous month, with more than 2363 drivers logged during the month.

Club spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said more than 450 Learner Drivers or their supervisors downloaded the app to help them log their hours, up from 190 in April.

“The huge surge in downloads also coincided with a few travel restrictions easing, so it’s great to see that learners were using their time wisely and clocking up their hours and practicing,” Ms Ritchie said.

“The app is a great tool for learners, as it allows them to log their hours online, rather than using the hardcopy version, and submit them directly to the Department of Transport and Main Roads via the app.

“Learner drivers are required to log at least 100 hours of supervised driving, including 10 hours of night time driving.”

From Monday 15 June, practical driving tests would resume in Queensland for people who met the priority booking criteria.