Strict safety precautions have been implemented at the Verulam and Amanzimtoti testing stations. 
Picture : Supplied
Strict safety precautions have been implemented at the Verulam and Amanzimtoti testing stations. Picture : Supplied

Licence testing centres impose crowd control restrictions

By Se-Anne Rall Time of article published Mar 20, 2020

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Durban - Only 50 people will be allowed into municipal driving licence testing stations in Durban. 

On Friday, Metro Police head Commissioner Steve Middleton, said the decision was undertaken as part of measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

"We allow a maximum of 50 people. They will spread out and be allowed to come in and do what they need to. Outside, we will ensure that there are always less than 100 people. When people arrive for their learners licence, they will be placed in a separate classroom," he said. 

Middleton has appealed to residents to comply with the restrictions that have been put in place. 

"People need to understand that they must adhere to the restrictions that have been put in place," he said. 

Middleton added, "There will be no writing section 341 fines for expired disk for disks 2020-02-29, people can't access licence offices and test centre's to renew. 

This only for 2020-02-29, not previous months, and going forward we'll assess with time."

On Thursday, the Department of Transport issued a notice that all provincial driving licence testing centres until further notice. 

In a circular that was shared, the department said, "It is advised that municipal managers of DLTCs that not complying with the safety guidelines consider adopting a similar approach."
 
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