The General direction of traffic resumes the theoretical and practical exams to obtain the driving license in those provinces that are in Phase 2 of the de-escalation, scheduled in Asturias for this Monday, as reported by the DGT.
With the aim of preserving the health of the students, teachers and officials of the Provincial Headquarters, Traffic has published an instruction that includes the specific measures and precautions necessary to minimize risks, while guaranteeing “good public service” to citizens .
The DGT assures that the protocol established for the reactivation of the exams “has been consulted and participated” with all the associations in the sector, as well as with the unions. Due to the exceptional situation that is being experienced this year, the headquarters will carry out exams throughout the summer Throughout the national territory.
The examinations carried out in the displaced centers may be maintained as long as there are guarantees of compliance with the measures of cleaning and disinfection measures and of social distance established in the DGT contingency plan.
ANDl Provincial Traffic Chief He will be the one to analyze the situation in his province and make the decision about the advisability of referring exams to the official centers.
To avoid crowds in the examination centers, Traffic prohibits the permanence in the waiting areas of people who do not have a direct relationship with the performance of the test; and may only be staff of the headquarters, teachers in charge of the test and applicants named at that time.
Theoretical exams: small classes and with gloves and mask
In addition, the transfer of examination records from one province to another will be limited as long as the Government maintains restrictions on the mobility of citizens due to health risks.
On the other hand, the theoretical exams will be the first to be resumed in all the Headquarters, prioritizing those referring to the loss of validity of the driving license and those for obtaining and renewing the special authorization to drive vehicles that transport dangerous goods. In subsequent days, the rest of theoretical exams.
Due to the necessary separation distance between applicants, the capacity of the classrooms will be reduced, so that as far as possible, calls will be increased to respond to demand. Applicants must always carry gloves and masks that they must bring with them and they will have hydrogel for use when necessary; and the minimum distance of 2 meters between students will be guaranteed.
The summons to carry out the aptitude and behavior tests in closed circuit, track, which must be carried out by applicants to obtain licenses and driving licenses will be carried out in stages to avoid crowds and in wide areas where the safety distance. As in the case of theoretical exams, anyone outside the test will be prohibited from staying on the slopes and it is recommended that each student bring their own equipment.
As for the practical exam, regarding the occupation of the passenger compartment, only the student and teacher will go in the front of the vehicle and the examiner, alone, in the rear seats. Both students and teachers must wear gloves and a mask.
At the moment in which the test is declared unsuitable for accumulation of fouls or commission of an eliminatory fault, it will be interrupted, so the examination will not continue so as not to prolong the social contact situation.
The explanations on how to carry out the exam will always be given outside the vehicle, keeping the recommended distance. The private schools of drivers will be responsible for the correct cleaning and disinfection of the vehicles, as well as the cleaning of the same at the end of each test and in any case before the next.
In the case of practical motorcycle exams, an effective two-way hands-free intercom will be required in the communication systems between the examiner and the student. The protection of the same against the health risk will be in charge of the school, recommending that the microphone is for individual use.
Likewise, the use of equipment in which the examiner is forced to manipulate it or to have to place it in ears (headphones) or with microphones that are housed close to the mouth, will not be accepted, unless its total sanitation is guaranteed.
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