/Road code test for learner’s licence applicants come January 24

Road code test for learner’s licence applicants come January 24

Minister of Transport and Mining, Robert Montague (2nd left)) signs a tripartite agreement for an online training programme for public passenger vehicle drivers and conductors at the ministry in Kingston on Thursday (November 21). The other signatories (from left) are: Chief Executive Officer of EduFocaL Business Limited, Gordon Swaby; Managing Director of the Transport Authority, Cecil Morgan; and Managing Director of British Caribbean Insurance Company, Peter Levy. (Photo: JIS)

KINGSTON, Jamaica — As of January 24, 2020, an applicant for a learner’s licence will be required to pass a road code test in order to receive the permit.

The requirement is part of provisions under the new Road Safety Act passed in the Houses of Parliament in 2018.

The objective is to ensure that persons are better equipped to use the road while they are learning to drive.

“Come January, nobody will get a learner’s licence in this country without passing a road code test,” said Minister of Transport and Mining Robert Montague.

He said it is important for individuals to know the road code if they are going to be learning to drive.

“You can’t drive if you don’t know the road code. Once you know it then you apply for the (learner’s permit).  We are determined that we are going to save some lives on the road by doing these little steps,” he added.

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