Victorians who are learning to drive are now facing a six-month delay in getting their license.

The state government has said that driving lessons are not an essential activity or considered education.

That means teens trying to get their 120 hours behind the wheel, in order to take their test, will not be able to continue to build them up.

VicRoads has also now suspended driver testing, meaning a backlog will exist at the end of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

The confusion around the rule came after a teenager was issued a $1652 fine for driving with her mother over the weekend in Frankston, for failure to social distance.

The fine has seen been revoked but Victoria Police are now clear that driving lessons are not a valid excuse to be away from home.

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