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Ontario Resuming In-Vehicle Passenger Road Tests On June 14th

KAWARTHA LAKES-Ontario is resuming in-vehicle passenger road tests on Monday, June 14, 2021, at DriveTest centres across the province.

“Throughout the pandemic, our government’s top priority has been the health and safety of Ontarians. As more people get vaccinated and COVID-19 case numbers decline, we are able to safely restart passenger road testing at DriveTest centres. We have developed a comprehensive plan to clear the backlog of road tests created as a result of COVID-19 restrictions,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. “Earlier this year, our government started the process of adding new driver examiners at DriveTest locations in every part of the province. We will continue to hire more driver examiners while also extending road testing hours and introducing weekend road testing in areas where the backlog is greatest, so that people who need a road test can book one as soon as possible.”

As part of Step One of the province’s Roadmap to Reopen, in-vehicle passenger road testing will resume with safety protocols in place at all DriveTest centres across Ontario. To address the backlog of passenger road tests, Ontario will increase road testing capacity provincewide by hiring 167 additional temporary driver examiners, increasing support staff, expanding road testing hours, and introducing Saturday and Sunday road tests at locations where the demand is highest according to the province.

Driver examiners will be assigned to DriveTest centres across the province. In the Greater Golden Horseshoe, Ontario will work with its service provider, DriveTest, to open six temporary locations to conduct passenger road tests seven days a week in areas where the backlog is greatest starting in September 2021. These measures are in addition to the 84 new temporary driver examiners announced in the fall of 2020. It’s unclear if they were actually hired.

To book your road test, please visit DriveTest.ca. DriveTest.ca is the only official channel for booking a road test.

Examiners can have multiple people in their enclosed vehicles every day of the week for testing while schools remain closed.

Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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