Ontario slowly reopening DriveTest Centres

The DriveTest Centre on Dougall Avenue in Windsor (Photo courtesy of google.com/maps)

Do you need to take a test to get your G-2 driver’s licence? You may soon be able to.

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation will move into the second stage of reopening its DriveTest Centres on Tuesday. Road testing for Class G-2 licences and all motorcycle licences will resume.

Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney said it is another step contributing to the reopening of Ontario’s economy.

“As we continue to reopen our economy, resuming driver testing is another way our government is helping people get back to work,” said Mulroney. “We are phasing-in these services to ensure important health and safety measures are in place at all DriveTest centres, and our staff and customers are fully protected.”

In addition to Class G-2 and motorcycle licences being offered, commercial driving road tests will be expanded to 42 DriveTest Centres across the province. Any part-time Travel Point locations will resume driver exam services once the facilities they are located in are available for public use under the province’s COVID-19 reopening plan.

Any services offered under the first phase of DriveTest reopenings, such as written exams and licence exchanges or upgrades, are still available on a first-come, first-served basis. Most centres will continue to serve drivers according to birthday to promote physical distancing and reduce waiting.

Mulroney also says drivers are getting a break when it comes to having to renew licences.

“We have temporarily extended the expiration date of all driver’s licences, so we would ask that everyone hold off on visiting a DriveTest centre unless absolutely necessary,” said Mulroney.

If you need to schedule a test or see when you can visit a DriveTest Centre according to your birthday, visit the official website.