Medical certificates of 12,000 drivers expire on Tuesday ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Rush hour traffic on Pirita Road.
Rush hour traffic on Pirita Road. Source: Siim Lõvi /ERR

On Tuesday, the medical certificates of 12,000 drivers will expire which means they will no longer be able to drive.

Tarmo Vanamõisa, head of the examination department of the Road Administration (Maanteeamet), told "Vikerhommikus" on Tuesday: "As of last night, 12,000 people did not have a valid health certificate."

Medical certificates were extended due to the emergency situation caused by the coronavirus crisis as it was difficult to visit a family doctor to renew the certificate. But this extension period ends on August 18.

Additionally, approximately 800 applications for a driving test will expire on Tuesday, which could also have been renewed. If the candidate has not renewed they will need to take a new theory test exam.

The Road Administration said that if an applicant wants to change the time of the driving test after Tuesday then the validity of the theory test will be checked. If was taken more than 12 months ago then a new theory test must be taken. 

Vanamõisa said if a person has all the notifications set up on the state portal eesti.ee, they should receive a notification stating when their driving license or health certificate will expire.  

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