The Malta Independent 6 June 2023, Tuesday
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Driving Instructors Association flags problems in driving tests

Tuesday, 7 March 2023, 10:09 Last update: about 4 months ago

The Malta Driving Instructors Association (MDIA) has raised what is said were several concerns on driving tests, mentioning significant delays in booking driving theory and practical tests, as well as a current vacuum in the position of director at the test centre as the previous director is facing abuse of power charges in court.

In a statement, the MDIA said that “theory tests are currently taking up to two whole months to book,” while “driving tests are taking two to three months.”

“This has become a major issue as it seems that the authorities do not take this matter seriously, and the problem appears to be getting worse,” the MDIA said.

The MDIA said that they have been highlighting this problem for more than a year and, while some new examiners will soon be engaged in the profession, this influx “will still not be enough as this issue will persist in a repeating cycle.”

On top of this concern, the MDIA wanted to draw attention to the fact that the "test centre now has no director" since the "prior director is currently in a court case accused of misusing power."

“This is to the detriment of the test centre and all those who use its services.”

“We are extremely concerned about the impact this is having on individuals who are seeking to take their driving test, and we urge the authorities to take this matter seriously and take swift action to address the problem,” the MDIA said.


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