Belgium: provisional driving licenses extended
With the current lockdown situation, the federal government is set to extend the validity of all provisional licenses as driving test centers are closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. After the green light from all Regions, a royal decree will be published in case of police checks.
With the lockdown days going by, student drivers with soon-to-be-expired provisional licenses note that they won’t be able to pass their test as all driving test centers are closed.
“Candidates of the homeschooling sector can’t drive with their guide because it isn’t an essential trip. Therefore, we are going to extend the validity period so that they can take the tests, even if their licenses have expired. At this stage, the duration isn’t fixed yet. People must not be compelled to urgently pass their test without being ready,” declares the Walloon Road Safety Minister, Valérie De Bue (MR).
This abovementioned measure goes for the driving test. On the side of the federal, things are also moving for the validity of provisional licenses. “We have created an extension proposition that has been sent to the three Regions. They have fifteen days to greenlight it. Afterward, we will publish a royal decree so that there is no confusion in case of police checks,” declares the federal Mobility Minister, François Bellot (MR).