Coronavirus: Driving Tests Will Finally Restart In July

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced that driving tests for cars, motorcycles and HGVs will resume next month…

The Return Of Driving Tests

Prospective drivers rejoice! Driving tests are to finally return next month, according to the DVSA. Car driving tests will once again become available on July 22nd, providing learners with plenty of time to brush up on their skills. Naturally, social distancing measures will be in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Unfortunately, tests (both practical and theoretical) will remain suspended in Wales and Scotland until further notice. In Northern Ireland, different dates have been set. The DVSA has stated that it will be releasing further updates on HGV and motorcycling tests soon. It’ll also cover how social distancing will be maintained during the tests.

Suspending Tests Was ‘Vital’

Gareth Llewellyn, DVSA Chief Executive, stressed that suspending tests was a ‘vital’ move. He explained, “it has been vital that lessons and tests only resume when safe to do so; and in line with the government’s advice. We know this has been a tough time for the whole country including learners and instructors, but I am pleased to announce the restart of lessons and tests in England”. He continued, “tests for critical workers have continued during the lockdown and I would like to thank all those instructors and examiners who have continued to work to help deliver tests for those who have done so much to help us during this terrible pandemic.”

Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, also commented on the return of driving tests. He said, “driving lessons and tests are vital in helping people get to work and visit loved ones, and provide the skills for a lifetime of safe driving”. He added, “as the country recovers from COVID-19 we can now open-up our services to help get the country moving again and I am very pleased to announce the restart of driving tests and lessons in a COVID-secure way”.

Here’s When You Can Take A Driving Test…

Car

Driving lessons: Saturday 4 July 2020

Theory tests: Saturday 4 July 2020

Driving tests: Wednesday 22 July 2020

Mopeds and motorcycles

Motorcycle and moped compulsory basic training (CBT): Saturday 4 July 2020

Motorcycle direct access scheme (DAS) training: Saturday 4 July 2020

Theory tests: Saturday 4 July 2020

Moped and motorcycle module 1 and module 2 tests: Monday 13 July 2020

Lorry, bus and coach

Driver training: Saturday 4 July 2020

Theory tests: Saturday 4 July 2020

Driving tests: Monday 13 July 2020

Car and trailer

Driver training: Saturday 4 July 2020

Driving tests: Monday 13 July 2020

Tractor and specialist vehicle

Driver training: Saturday 4 July 2020

Driving tests: Monday 6 July 2020

The Hardest Places In The World To Pass A Driving Test – https://www.autoserveclub.co.uk/blog/hardest-places-pass-driving-test/

Calls For Driving Test Changes To Counter Drink Driving – https://autoserve.co.uk/motoring-news/calls-for-driving-test-changes-to-counter-drink-driving/

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