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GENERAL ADVICE FOR ALL ROAD USERS BE FIT AND WELL

You have to be fit and well to use the road safely. If you are not feeling well, do not drive, and get help if you need to go somewhere. Do not use the road if you have been drinking alcohol or taking drugs to the extent that you are not fully in control of yourself. If you are taking any medicine ask your doctor for advice on whether you should drive

some medicines reduce alertness and come with warnings against driving or using dangerous equipment. BE RESPONSIBLE You have a duty to make every effort to avoid doing anything that might result in harm to others. This includes things that are known to be dangerous, such as speeding, drinking and driving, and overtaking at a bend.

You also have a responsibility to yourself and your family, so always wear your seat belt, or crash helmet if riding a motorcycle. CONCENTRATE Safe use of the road requires your full concentration, whether you are a driver or a pedestrian. Don’t let others distract you and you shouldn’t drive while eating, using a mobile phone, trying to read a map, or even tuning the radio.

BE CALM AND PATIENT Avoid getting angry about the bad behaviour of others. Never try to punish them. Be patient in traffic jams, and do not make things worse by trying to get ahead of those in front of you. Driving aggressively saves very little time, increases stress, pollutes the environment and increases wear and tear on the vehicle.

BE HELPFUL TO OTHERS If everyone follows the rules and is helpful to others driving will be more pleasurable and there will be fewer delays. Selfishness makes things worse for everyone and can be dangerous. You should behave towards other drivers, as you would like them to behave towards you.

PROTECT THE VULNERABLE You have a duty to assist and protect old people, the disabled, and children. Drivers of motor vehicles must take extra care when sharing the road with those who have little protection against injury such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.

Schedule Learner Licence Test

A valid learner licence is one of the prerequisites for scheduling a driving licence test. A person can apply for a learner licence test for a specific vehicle category provided he/she is of the right age and has received the minimum number of theoretical lessons at a registered driving school.

Note: You have to be enroled on MalTIS before applying to schedule a Learner Licence test. For instructions on how to enrol please click here: NATURAL PERSONS

CHECKLIST FOR SCHEDULING LEARNER LICENCE TEST. DO YOU HAVE?

  • Traffic Register Card - received when you enrol on MalTIS.
  • A minimum of 20 lessons in a minimum period of 7 days at a registered Driving School for first time applicants, and a minimum of 10 lessons in a minimum period of 7 days for any subsequent applications - The Driving School must record the number of lessons completed on MalTIS
  • A completed LEARNER LICENCE APPLICATION form.
  • A valid eye-test is required. This may be conducted at the DRTSS office or should you wish to visit your Optometrist instead, please let him/her complete a Vision Certificate to be verified by the DRTSS Staff administering the eye test.
  • If you are disabled or over the age of 65, please bring along a MEDICAL CERTIFICATE completed by a Medical Practitioner, clearing you to drive.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. To avoid filling in forms in the queue, download and print the LEARNER LICENCE APPLICATION form now and complete it before you arrive at the DRTSS office.
  2. Visit your nearest DRTSS OFFICE.
  3. Go to the Eye Test Station to undergo an Eye Test or submit a Vision Certificate.
    1. If you have already completed and passed an Eye Test at the DRTSS office within the past 6 (SIX) months, you will not be required to complete another Eye Test.
    2. If you have undergone an eye test at an Optometrist you are not required to complete another eye test at the DRTSS. Note that a Vision Certificate must be submitted as proof of the examination.
  1. Submit your application at the Person Applications counter.
  2. A deposit slip will be printed which will indicate the AMOUNT to be paid at the bank. No money is to be paid at the DRTSS office.
    1. Please verify that the deposit slip is correct and reflects your details as well as an accurate description of the transaction you wish to complete before making the required payment at NBS Bank.
  1. Once payment is made, you may return to the DRTSS office with the stamped deposit slip.
  2. Go the Aptitude Examination Room where an examiner will schedule your Aptitude Test.

Learner Licence Test Day

CHECKLIST FOR TEST DAY. DO YOU HAVE?

  • Traffic Register Card - received when you enrol on MalTIS.
  • The paid and stamped deposit slip received when the application was made.

TEST PROCESS

  1. Go to the Aptitude Examination Room at the DRTSS office where you have scheduled your learner licence test at. You should arrive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled test time.
  2. If all is in order, complete your Learner Licence aptitude test. Note that the test is computer based and the answers are selected using a touchscreen.
  3. If you pass the test a deposit slip will be printed which indicates the AMOUNT to be paid at the bank. No money is to be paid at the DRTSS office.
    1. Please verify that the deposit slip is correct and reflects your details as well as an accurate description of the transaction you wish to complete before making the required payment at NBS Bank.
  1. Once payment is made, you may return to the DRTSS office with the stamped deposit slip.
  2. Go to the Document Issuing Office to collect your Learner Licence.

NOTE - The Leaner Licence is valid for 6 (SIX) months after the date of issue.

NOTE - Should you fail the aptitude test, you will be able to reschedule it following the same process.

About DRTSS

The Directorate of Road Traffic and Safety Services (DRTSS) is a regulatory arm under the Ministry of Transport and Public Works. DRTSS is responsible for the regulation of the road transport industry through traffic law enforcement, development of polices, standards and practices; and provide civic education on road safety to all road users in order to ensure well-coordinated, efficient, reliable, sustainable and safe national road transport system.

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Contact infoOur Location and Phone Numbers

The Director,

Directorate of Road Traffic & Safety Services,

  P/Bag 257 Lilongwe

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  Tel: +265 1 756 138 ,

Cell; +265 995008482,

Toll Free; 4040.