Operation of driving schools restricted to prevent spread of epidemic

20. April 2020 - 9:54
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On 9 April 2020 the Government of the Republic ordered the suspension of the training of power-driven vehicle drivers, car drivers and drivers of vehicles carrying dangerous goods in order to prevent the epidemic spread of the coronavirus.

The purpose of the order is not to stop training altogether. The theoretical part of the training can continue if it is possible to organise the training remotely using digital means so that people don’t have to gather at the training establishment.

Driving lessons may also be organised if they are carried out remotely. For example, learners can keep in contact with the teacher by radio during category A and AM driving lessons and the learner is alone on the motorcycle or moped. If several learners use the security equipment or vehicle, it must be properly disinfected after every driving lesson.

Not every driving lesson is necessarily a breach. Exceptions have been made for members of the Defence Forces, police officers, rescue workers, assistant police officers and voluntary rescue workers whose activities are essential for resolving the state of emergency. It is permitted to organise the training of power-driven vehicle drivers, car drivers and drivers of vehicles carrying dangerous goods for members of the Defence Forces and training of emergency vehicle drivers for the other persons specified above.

If you notice a breach of these requirements, please inform the Road Administration by sending an e-mail to vihje@mnt.ee.

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