Temporary road test centre opening in Point Edward

Drive Test Centre Chatham. June 23, 2020. (Photo by Paul Pedro)

It’s good news for those needing to book a road test to obtain their drivers’ licence.

The Ontario government announced Wednesday that it’s opening a temporary road test centre in Point Edward to increase capacity and help clear the backlog of road tests due to COVID-19.

Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey welcomes the news.

“For many people, young and old alike, having a driver’s licence is a necessity of modern life,” said Bailey. “I’m extremely pleased that our government is taking action to help clear the backlog of road tests in Sarnia-Lambton, and we appreciate the public’s patience as we work to get this temporary road test centre up and running.”

The temporary centre will be located at 805 Christina Street North, Unit 101, and will open on October 18.

Class G2 and G road tests will be available Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and road tests will be conducted seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in November. Those interested can book a test online at www.drivetest.ca beginning October 14.

All DriveTest customers will be required to wear face masks, use hand sanitizer and complete the COVID-19 customer screening.