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Russel Northe MLA:
Driver Testing Finally Moving Forward
Clarity welcomed in regards to driver licence testing arrangements for local drivers.
By Portal Admin - 12th October 2020 - Back to News
Member for Morwell Russell Northe has welcomed further clarity in regards to driver licence testing arrangements for local drivers.
Mr Northe who is also Chair of the Latrobe L2P program said, "I was pleased that the Minister for Roads had stated yesterday that new appointments for light vehicle drive tests, learner permit and hazard perception tests could be booked by regional customers from Tuesday 29 September for appointments that are available from Monday 5 October".
"Unfortunately those waiting to undertake hazard perception and driver licence tests have been subjected to months of uncertainty and in some cases multiple cancellations" Mr Northe said.
"It has been an incredibly frustrating journey for many local families, but hopefully things are now starting to move in the right direction" Mr Northe said.
"I know it has also been difficult for Vic Roads staff and it is important they are well supported and resourced by the State Government during what will be a busy time" Mr Northe continued.
"Driver testing resumed last week, and VicRoads as I understand have contacted all customers with postponed bookings to arrange a new appointment", Mr Northe said.
"Hopefully waiting times are not too long for those who have rebooked and that they are driving safely on our roads soon" Mr Northe concluded.
Customers who had a postponed appointment but have chosen not to re-book at this time, have been provided with a dedicated number to call when they’re ready to take their test.
Regional Victorians will be able to book new appointments at their closest VicRoads Customer Service Centre (CSC) and are reminded that face coverings are required when entering a CSC and during all tests. No one should participate in a drive test if they are unwell.
Customers can book online via the VicRoads website, or call 13 11 71. For more information visit https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/coronavirus.
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