Sitting for Your Driving Test Soon? Here Are The Guidelines For Theory and Practical Tests

 

Transport Malta has issued a series of guidelines which need to be adhered to by all those sitting for their theory and practical driving tests.

 

Theory Test Centre Guidelines

Theory tests shall be carried out only by appointment, and the limit of the number of persons within the premises at any point in time shall be one (1) person per four (4) square metres and keeping a physical distance of at least two (2) metres between testing stations.

Persons entering the theory test centre must have their body temperature checked before entering the premises. Individuals displaying fever (37.2oC or more) will not be allowed to enter.

Face masks or visors shall be worn at all times inside the premises by both staff and visitors.

 

TM TEST-08

 

Reading assistance and translator assisted theory tests will NOT be offered at this stage. This is valid until further notice.

All computers, keyboards/mice, desks and chairs need to be properly disinfected using 70% alcohol before and after use.

Use of toilets/bathrooms is not recommended.

 

 

Practical Test (Category A) Guidelines – Motorcycles

 

Students and/or instructors (as applicable) shall have their body temperature checked prior to the examination. Individuals displaying fever (37.2oC or more) will not be allowed to take the test.

No students will be allowed to do the examination if they display any symptoms, or there is a suspicion, of not being in good health.

The use of two-way radios shall be prohibited, and instead independent driving on pre-fixed routes shall be adopted.

 

TM TEST-06

 

Driving instructors shall not accompany the examiner while on test. However, they shall remain available (on call) within the manoeuvring area in the eventuality of a stop test or an accident to assist as requested.

The sharing of protective gloves and helmets is prohibited.

Driving instructors shall disinfect using 70% alcohol the handlebars and seat before and after each test.

 

 

Practical Test (Category B) Guidelines – Cars

 

Students and/or instructors (as applicable) shall have their body temperature checked prior to the examination. Individuals displaying fever (37.2oC or more) will not be allowed to take the test.

No students shall be allowed to do the examination if they display any symptoms, or there is a suspicion, of not being in good health.

No more than the student and the TM driving examiner shall be allowed in the vehicle at any one time.

The driving instructor shall not be allowed in the same vehicle during the test, barring exceptional circumstances, and at the discretion of TM.

The use of A/C’s is currently NOT allowed even where fitted. (Public Health Authorities shall be issuing further instructions to address the issue in view of the hotter weather conditions in the coming months)

 

TM TEST-04

 

Car windows shall remain (at least partially) open during the test.

Car windows shall be opened completely for ten (10) minutes to air the vehicle at the end of the test, and before the driving instructor enters the vehicle to disinfect it.

The following shall be properly disinfected using 70% alcohol by the driving instructor before and after each test: dashboard, steering wheel, gear knob, indicator stalks, door handles, seats and seat belts.

Examiners shall disinfect their writing boards and hands before and after each driving test.

Both front seats shall be ideally be covered in leather, plastic and / or rexine (i.e.: non penetrative materials) thus ensuring that any droplets remain on the seat’s surface and can be disinfected more easily and effectively. Disposable plastic covers similar to the ones used by mechanics for servicing/repairs can also be used and these must be discarded safely after single use.

 

 

Practical Tests (Categories C1, C, D1, D) Guidelines

 

Students and/or instructors (as applicable) shall have their body temperature checked prior to the examination. Individuals displaying fever (37.2oC or more) will not be allowed to take the test.

No students shall be allowed to do the examination if they display any symptoms, or there is a suspicion, of not being in good health.

No more than the student and the TM driving examiner shall be allowed in the vehicle at any one time.

The driving instructor shall not be allowed in the same vehicle during the test, barring exceptional circumstances, and at the discretion of TM.

The use of A/C’s is currently NOT allowed even where fitted. (Public Health Authorities shall be issuing further instructions to address the issue in view of the hotter weather conditions in the coming months)

Car windows shall remain (at least partially) open during the test.

Car windows shall be opened completely for ten (10) minutes to air the vehicle at the end of the test, and before the driving instructor enters the vehicle to disinfect it.

The following shall be properly disinfected using 70% alcohol by the driving instructor before each test: dashboard, steering wheel, gear knob, indicator stalks, door handles, seats and seat belts.

Examiners shall disinfect their writing boards and hands after each driving test.

Both front seats shall be ideally be covered in leather, plastic and / or rexine (i.e.: non penetrative materials) thus ensuring that any droplets remain on the seat’s surface and can be disinfected more easily and effectively. Disposable plastic covers similar to the ones used by mechanics for servicing/repairs can also be used and these must be discarded safely after single use.

During the reversing exercise the driving instructor shall keep a safe distance from the examiner.

 

 

Module 5 (CPC – Certificate of Professional Competence) Guidelines – Practical Demonstration Tests

 

Students and/or instructors (as applicable) shall have their body temperature checked prior to the examination. Individuals displaying fever (37.2oC or more) will not be allowed to take the test.

No students shall be allowed to do the examination if they display any symptoms, or there is a suspicion, of not being in good health.

No more than the student and the TM driving examiner shall be allowed in the vehicle at any one time.

The use of A/C’s is currently NOT allowed even where fitted. (Public Health Authorities shall be issuing further instructions to address the issue in view of the hotter weather conditions in the coming months)

Car windows shall remain (at least partially) open during the test.

Car windows shall be opened completely for ten (10) minutes to air the vehicle at the end of the test, and before the driving instructor enters the vehicle to disinfect it.

The following shall be properly disinfected using 70% alcohol by the driving instructor before each test: dashboard, steering wheel, gear knob, indicator stalks, door handles, seats and seat belts.

Examiners shall disinfect their writing boards and hands after each driving test.

Both front seats shall be ideally be covered in leather, plastic and / or rexine (i.e.: non penetrative materials) thus ensuring that any droplets remain on the seat’s surface and can be disinfected more easily and effectively. Disposable plastic covers similar to the ones used by mechanics for servicing/repairs can also be used and these must be discarded safely after single use.

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