Licence testing resumes

Pic of learner Ebony Benger and Ron Perry. Photo by Damjan Janevski. 216394_01

Ewen McRae

The time has come for learner drivers to hit the roads, with license testing resuming in Moorabool recently.

Testing was put on hold earlier this year in response to the pandemic, but the easing of restrictions last week has meant learners can start clocking up the hours again and booking in their tests.

Roads Minister Ben Carroll said it was an exciting step for many eager drivers.

“A driver’s licence opens up a world of possibility for people in regional Victoria – and we’re now in a position to safely resume testing so that they can access employment, study and other activities,” Mr Carroll said.

“We’ll work through the backlog of appointments as quickly and safely as possible as regional Victoria takes another significant step towards a COVID Normal way of life.”

VicRoads will first clear the backlog of 5000 tests that had to be postponed in regional Victoria before new bookings are opened up, which is expected to occur in November.

The Djerriwarrh Community and Education Services L2P program will also resume in Moorabool, with mentors from the community helping learners get their 120 hours of driving up under safe conditions.

Mentor enquiries are always welcomed on 8746 1000.

Ewen McRae