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Road Test Ready: Ontario resumes in-vehicle passenger road testing

Toronto, Ontario — For the Ontarians who have been waiting for an in-vehicle driver’s test since April 3, when the province put in-person testing on hold, the wait is finally over.  

On Monday, June 14, 2021, Ontario resumed in-vehicle passenger road tests at DriveTest centres across the province.

“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. 

To address the backlog of road tests resulting from COVID-19 restrictions, road testing capacity will be increased by hiring 167 additional driver examiners while introducing extended hours for in-vehicle passenger road tests (class G1/G2).

“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.”

Those looking to book a road test are asked to visit DriveTest.ca.

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