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Driving tests in COVID


Slug/Label Pandemic Driving Tests
Date Aired or Published June 16th, 2020
Media outlet where first aired or published: CBC Prince Edward Island
Name of Program: Compass
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Location: Charlottetown
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Running time (TV/Radio): 2:11

Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

In the spring of 2020, as everything on the Island began to re-open and recommence, people, businesses and the government had to find new ways to do things. There was a waitlist for driver testing, and we found out that an entirely new method for testing had been developed, to enable the tests to continue, but keep people safe at the same time.

Resources of the newsroom (money and time) available to complete the story:

We decided that using the GoPro would enable our viewers to get into the drivers seat and get a real sense of what a driving test would be like amidst COVID-19. Other than the GoPro, I used my regular video camera. This was shot and edited in one day.

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