Poll: Do you agree with this Motion?
As many as are of the opinion, aye. (44)
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Of the Contrary, no. (2)
4.08%
Abstain. (3)
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M610 – Driving Theory Test Motion 2020, LPK MP

Since 20th March 2020, theory and practical driving tests have been cancelled for a minimum period of three months due to Covid-19, unless the individual is a critical worker. To be eligible to take a car or motorcycle/moped driving test, an individual must possess a theory test pass certificate number which was awarded within the last 2 years, or they are required to take this test again to obtain a new certificate.

This motion calls upon the Government to either:

  • Extend the validity of existing theory test pass certificates so that this two years period only counts the months that driving tests have been permitted by the Government to take place.

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  • If an individual's pass certificate expired between the 20th March 2020 and the future date in which the Government permits learner driving exams to recommence, these affected individuals should be able to book their theory test free of charge, but would only be eligible to do this for a duration similar to the amount of time tests have been suspended. Any affected individuals who rebooked their theory test after this period would once again be responsible for paying the theory test fee.

Either of these options will ensure that affected individuals are treated fairly when recommencing their learner driver training. They have been unable to benefit from the typical two years validity period afforded to learner drivers because of Government-imposed restrictions, and reasonable steps should be taken to ensure that they are not financially burdened by this. As a result, either of these options would ensure that the usual two years period still applies, by either extending existing pass certificates or creating strict eligibility requirements for affected individuals to be retested free of charge.
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An easy aye
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My only concern with this is why a limit on theory tests exists. Does extending the limit to drivers on the cusp of the two years expiring pose a hazard? I have voted aye and await the way this is implemented to be safe, assuming it passes and the government listens.
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My only concern with this is why a limit on theory tests exists. Does extending the limit to drivers on the cusp of the two years expiring pose a hazard? I have voted aye and await the way this is implemented to be safe, assuming it passes and the government listens.
Aye, that's a fair concern, and is the primary reason I included option two as a back-up just in case there has been a substantive change within that two years period to make retesting preferable. I wasn't aware of any substantive change within the last 2 years when looking into this, but I also concede it isn't an area I am that familiar with so it's plausible I may have missed something.
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Aye, a sensible motion.
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Where's the poll to this Mr speaker Andrew97? I can't see it
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Where's the poll to this Mr speaker Andrew97? I can't see it
It’s at the top. Try refreshing the page.
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It’s at the top. Try refreshing the page.
I see it now thanks Mr speaker
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I voted to support this motion given the demand being placed on the government is not large but the benefit will extend to thousands.
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The following votes have been removed.

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Order, Order!

The Ayes to the right: 41
The Noes to the left: 2
Abstains: 3

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