Province, U.K. Sign Driver's Licence Agreement

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

March 21, 2011 11:15 AM

Residents of the United Kingdom who move to Nova Scotia will now be able to exchange their valid driver's licence for one in Nova Scotia.

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister John MacDonell and High Commissioner Andrew Pocock have signed a reciprocity agreement that will allow residents of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to drive in Nova Scotia without taking a written or road test, if they have a valid licence from home.

Nova Scotians who live, work or study in the United Kingdom will have the same privileges.

"This agreement will make it easier for residents of the United Kingdom who choose to work or study in Nova Scotia, while ensuring road safety is protected," said Mr. MacDonell.

Nova Scotia has similar arrangements with Germany and South Korea.

To qualify, Registry of Motor Vehicles staff must review a country's driving regulations to ensure they are compatible with Nova Scotia's.


FOR BROADCAST USE:

     Residents of the United Kingdom who move to Nova Scotia will

now be able to exchange their valid driver's licence for one in

Nova Scotia.

     Nova Scotians who live, work or study in the United Kingdom

will have the same privileges.

     Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister John

MacDonell says the agreement will make it easier for residents of

the United Kingdom who choose to work or study in Nova Scotia,

while ensuring road safety is protected.

     Nova Scotia has similar arrangements with Germany and South

Korea.

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Media Contact: Rachel Boomer
              Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
              902-424-2733
              E-mail: boomerra@gov.ns.ca