Trial to increase the number of driving tests starts at 30 test centres

Trial to increase the number of driving tests starts at 30 test centres

Dear Colleagues,

Please see the latest update from the DVSA below:

 

Trial to increase the number of driving tests starts at 30 test centres

30 driving test centres across England, Wales and Scotland will be trialling a new testing programme to increase the number of tests driving examiners carry out per day from Tuesday 27 July.

The trial will run up to and including Friday 30 July at these driving test centres:

  • Barking
  • Birmingham Kingstanding
  • Bolton
  • Boston (Redstone Industrial Estate)
  • Bristol Avonmouth
  • Burgess Hill MPTC
  • Burton on Trent
  • Cambridge (Brookmount Court)
  • Chadderton
  • Dorchester
  • Dunfermline
  • Durham
  • Enfield MPTC (Innova Business Park)
  • Glasgow Baillieston
  • Goodmayes Greenford
  • Hither Green
  • Horsforth
  • Kirkcaldy
  • Knaresborough
  • Luton
  • Mill Hill
  • Newport Gwent (Stephenson St)
  • Reading
  • Sale
  • Sheffield (Middlewood Road)
  • St Helens
  • Stoke on Trent (Newcastle-under-Lyme)
  • Tilbury
  • Warwick

If the trial is successful, the new programme could increase capacity across the national network and help reduce waiting times.

DVSA is committed to reducing driving test waiting times as quickly and safely as possible.

Change to testing programme for trials

The test centres taking part in the trial will have some of their test start times changed to allow for the new testing programme.

We will not cancel any tests to accommodate the trial, but the original scheduled start time of tests at the centres taking part in the trial may be brought forward. This could be by a maximum of 30 minutes.

We will email affected candidates to let them know as soon as possible. If a test you have booked on behalf of your pupil is affected, you need to let them know of the change to the time of their appointment.

If you or your pupil are not able to make the new test start time, whoever made the test booking must contact the DVSA Customer Service Centre on 0300 200 1122 as soon as possible. They will need the driving licence number and test reference number when they call.

Keeping you, your pupils and our driving examiners safe is our top priority. The trial is being carried out in line with our additional COVID-19 safety measures.

Keeping you updated

We will update you on the outcome of the trial and the next steps when we can.

More information

Check GOV.UK for the latest about:

 

Yours sincerely

Peter

Peter Harvey
National Chair