Drivers to re-sit test if expired licence not renewed within nine months

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Holders of an Antigua and Barbuda driver’s licence who fail to renew it within nine months after the expiration date, are facing the penalty of having that licence cancelled altogether.

In other words, under this rule they cannot renew it, but would instead have to redo the driver’s licence test and pass in order to get a new licence.

It is a law that has been on the books since 1995, and two years ago the Antigua and Barbuda Transport Board (ABTB) General Manager, Hubert Jarvis, announced the plan to start enforcing the law which had been ignored for all those years.

Yesterday, he confirmed that enforcement only started earlier this year and since then, scores of people with expired licences – some of whom were still actually driving – have been turning up to renew their licences before the nine-month period had expired.

Read more in today’s paper

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