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RTMC extends all licences that expired during lockdown by 90 days from June 1

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The Road Transport Motor Corporation (RTMC) has extended the validity of all Driver’s Licenses, Learners, License Discs, Temporal permits, Roadworthy Certificates and PDP’s that expired during the SA COVID-29 lockdown period from 26 March up to 31 May by 90 DAYS from 1 June 2020.

The RTMC also said that motor trade number licences that expire during the lockdown period, that commenced from 26 March 2020 up to and including 31 May 2020, are deemed to be valid and are extended for a further grace period of six months from 20 May.

According to RTMC, it will be valid for a further three months. The period has been extended by 90 days starting on 1 June and lasting up until 1 September 2020.

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Driving Licence testing centres to reopen

The RTMC also said driving licence testing centres (DLTC); registering authorities, vehicle testing stations (VTS), and driving schools will also resume their services from 1 June 2020, subject to the hygiene, disinfection control, social distancing and sanitising measures.

As per lockdown rule, no person will be allowed to enter a driving licence testing centre (DLTC), registering authority, vehicle testing station or driving school without a face mask, or a homemade mask that covers the nose and mouth.

The RTMC did not provide any further details but we expect that the Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula will expand on the announcement.

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