As of January 25 Jamaicans wishing to obtain a Learner’s Driver’s License will have to sit a multiple choice Road Code Test, as part of the application process.
That’s according to a statement yesterday from the Transport Ministry.
The Ministry says persons wishing to obtain a ‘Learner’s License will first have to visit any of the Island Traffic Authority Examination Depots to do the multiple choice Road Code Test.
The new process will apply to all applicants for a Learner’s License to drive or operate a motor vehicle or motorcycle.
Application forms will be available at all Examination Depots, Tax Offices, or from the website of the Ministry of Transport and Tax Administration Jamaica, TAJ.
The Ministry says the completed application form, along with three identical certified photographs should be submitted to the ITA Depot of choice where the applicant will be allowed to take the Road Code Test.
The test will be conducted without charge to the applicant.
The Ministry says where the applicant has passed the Road Code Test, a notation will be made on the form and the information entered into a database shared between the ITA and TAJ.
The application form will be returned to the applicant, in a sealed envelope, for him/her to submit it to the Tax Office of his/her choice, for the Provisional License to be processed.
It says at the Tax Office the form will be vetted and validated before the applicant is directed to a cashier to pay the fee of $1,800.00 and issued the Provisional Driver’s License.
The Ministry says if an applicant fails the Road Code Test, he or she will be advised by the ITA to return on an appointed date to retake the test.