Posted by: Carl Surgey | 27 August 2020

Driving test booking system closed

Driving test booking system closed
We have closed the booking service as no more tests are available to book today (26 August 2020).  Test availability We will reopen the booking system on Tuesday 1 September for tests for the following six weeks.  To allow us to react quickly to any changes in government guidance about coronavirus we are only making tests available six weeks in advance.  The current queuing system will remain in place when we reopen the system on the 1 September to help manage the bookings.  If your pupil can’t book a test at their local centre, other nearby centres may be available. Your pupil should be properly prepared and able to take at test at any driving test centre.  Making sure your pupils are prepared We know the demand for booking driving tests is really high.   It is vital that your pupils are test ready if they want to book now, as tests could be at short notice.  On average fewer than 50% pass their driving test and there could be long waiting times for a re-test – so you or your pupils should only book when they are confident they can pass.  We encourage you and your pupils to make sure you have spent time practising on a variety of roads and in different driving conditions before booking a test.  Scotland Test centres in Scotland remain closed, except for motorcycle tests. Driving lessons in Scotland resumed on 24 August and driving tests will resume on 14 September.   Tests are not currently available to book and we will let you know when we open the booking service for Scottish candidates. Tests will initially be prioritised for those who have previously had tests cancelled.  Customer service centre Our customer service centre is still receiving an extremely high number of calls and emails. We’re sorry for the delays in getting through.  You will not be able to book or secure an earlier date for your driving test if you call us. All driving tests will be made available online as soon as possible.  Please help by only calling if absolutely necessary; new slots and cancellations are only available online. 

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