(AGENPARL) – mer 13 ottobre 2021 [Ontario Logo]
NEWS RELEASE
Ontario Opening Temporary Road Test Centre in Ottawa
Province working to clear backlog of road tests due to COVID-19
October 13, 2021
OTTAWA – The Ontario government is opening a temporary road test centre in Ottawa to increase testing capacity and help clear the backlog of road tests due to COVID-19.
“Our government recognizes the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on all Ontarians,” said Lisa MacLeod, Member of Provincial Parliament for Nepean. “That’s why we are pleased to be opening temporary road test centres, like the one here in Ottawa to help clear the backlog of road tests and minimalize the wait times for our local residents.”
“We’re making tremendous progress towards clearing the backlog of road tests,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. “By opening temporary road test centres, hiring additional driver examiners, and extending weekday operating hours for passenger road testing, we’re getting Ontario back on track.”
“I know that adding capacity to our road test centres has been a top priority for our government,” said Jeremy Roberts, Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa West-Nepean. “This is great news for anyone who has been waiting to secure an in-vehicle passenger road test, and I am pleased that we are delivering this extra capacity for Ottawa.”
Quick Facts
– In addition to opening temporary road test centres, Ontario is also hiring an additional 251 temporary driver examiners, extending weekday operating hours for passenger road testing and offering passenger road tests on Saturdays and Sundays at select locations.
– For customers whose road tests were cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be a credit in the system to rebook a test.
– Road test customers may be required to provide a contact phone number should contact tracing be required.
– All DriveTest staff will wear appropriate personal protective equipment when serving customers, and driver examiners will also be equipped with face shields, sanitizer and seat covers when conducting road tests.
– For inside services and road testing for other licence classes, customers will need to visit a permanent DriveTest location.
Media Contacts
Natasha Tremblay
Minister’s Office
437-778-3503
Lee Alderson
Communications Branch
416-327-1158