Re-opening of Somerset testing Centre delayed
By Mishkah Anthony
20 February 2009
City of Cape Town’s Driving Licence Testing Centre in Somerset West was scheduled to re-open its doors to the public on 23 February 2009.
City Traffic Spokesperson Inez Lackay says, thieves vandalised the building when they stole electricity and telephone cables. The cables have been replaced and the centre is now awaiting the installation of the electronic booking system.
Due to these technical problems, the date for the re-opening will now be Monday, 2 March 2009.
This centre can only accommodate 60 driving licence appointments per day as only one electronic booking systems point will be installed.
Members of the public should also note that only driving licence appointments can be made at this centre.
The centre will only conduct tests for driving licences for light motor vehicles and motor cycles. No heavy duty motor vehicle driving licence or any learner’s licence tests will be conducted. It will also not be able to do driver’s card renewals.
It is important for would be drivers to note that, should they have drivers licence appointments at other testing centres, they will not be allowed to book at any other centre until the previous booking has been cancelled.
The system will automatically reject the booking. Another important fact to remember is that once a booking has been cancelled at another centre, it will only reflect on the system after three days