Member for Narracan has said the Andrews Labor Government is letting down young Victorians who must wait 10 weeks to sit the Learner permit test locally in Warragul.
Mr Blackwood said it was unacceptable wait times for the permit test had blown out so considerably.
‘Getting your L’s is important for young Victorians,’ Mr Blackwood said.
‘I think many parents would be shocked to learn how long the wait would be if their child booked in today to try and sit the exam.
‘Even after waiting the 10 weeks for the next available appointment here in Warragul, there are none available outside school hours for another few weeks.
‘At Leongatha and Morwell wait times were also 10 weeks while Learners wanting to take the test in Pakenham had a 12-week wait for a booking.
‘It is already difficult enough in many cases for families to find the 120 hours driving experience needed in a range of conditions for learner drivers, this delay in obtaining the licence just makes that process more difficult.
‘Minister for Roads and Road Safety Jaala Pulford should explain to young residents here in Gippsland why they must wait so long to sit the Learner permit exam,’ said Mr Blackwood.
**Wait times correct as at 9am, 10 March 2020**
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