Blood test results not required to obtain driving licence from today

The results of blood tests and X-rays submitted by applicants when seeking driving licences will no longer be required from today, Transport State Minister Dilum Amunugama said.

Though the blood test report is not required for the issuance of licence, the applicant will have to however submit a report.

State Minister Amunugama said many people face difficulties due to their blood test results when obtaining driving licenses.

“People may have high blood pressure and diabetes or both. Having diabetes or high blood pressure should not be an obstacle when obtaining a driving licence. We will continue to request the blood test reports but the licence will be issued irrespective of the outcome. If an applicant has high blood pressure, diabetes, or both, test results will give them an opportunity to be cautious and seek medical advice accordingly. Subjecting applicants to blood tests will continue as a service to the people,” he said.

Meanwhile, the State Minister stressed that the vision test is compulsory and it will be the main criteria when issuing driving licences.

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