The Vehicle Inspection Department (VID) has from today started conducting road tests and issuing driver’s licences after it has closed in March due to Covid-19 induced lockdown.
VID announced that those with provisional licences that had expired during the lockdown are given an additional 180 days to go for the road test.
This has come as a relief to many who had already lost hopes of getting drivers licences this year.
In an interview with 263times, Jennipher from Kuwadzana said she is happy that VID extended dates on her provisional licences which had expired last month.
“My provisional licence had expired on 8 September and i was troubled on how i was going to get another one considering how hard it is to pass. Now with the 6 months given to us, i have hope of securing a licence.” She said.
Brian from Glenorah said he welcomes the opening of VID since not having a licence had set him back.
“Kusaita licence ini ndine provisional already kwanga kwatomisa zvinhu, cos i want to look for a job as a driver and i can’t drive ndisina licence.
Meanwhile, Transport and Infrastructure Development Permanent Secretary, Engineer Amos Marawa said VID will follow WHO guidelines and procedures against the Covid -19.
“VID has developed operating guidelines and standard operating procedures which are in line with WHO guidelines and were approved by the National Taskforce on Covid-19, and Cabinet.
“These will guide the operations of VID during the pandemic,” Eng Marawa said.