Online Driving Test Booking Service for General Public
Wait is over! Good news for learners who have been waiting for months to book their car practical driving test. Finally, the driver and vehicle standards agency (DVSA) has announced today that online test booking service in England and Wales will be open from tomorrow (21 August 2020) to the general public.
Driving test Booking will open at 8am and anyone wishing to book a car driving test can book it online. Candidates in Scotland still won’t be able to book their driving test as test centres in Scotland are still closed. DVSA will let candidates know as soon test centres in Scotland will be opened.
Demand for Driving Tests
Experts from aDriving predict, “demand for booking car driving tests can be sky high as thousands of candidates are ready for their test and keen to book practical test”.
Candidates should still discuss with their driving instructor first before booking their test. Learners should ensure that they are up to the test standard and their driving instructor is available for the test.
Driving instructors in Luton encourage learners to have enough practice in the area where they are looking to book their test.
Driving Test Slots
Test slots will be available up to the next 6 weeks. Candidates won’t be able to book their driving test any further than 6 weeks at the moment. DVSA is not taking driving test bookings further in advance so they can respond promptly to COVID-19 changes (if any) by the government.
Candidates may consider available driving test slots to the nearest test centres if there are no slots available at their local driving test centre.
DVSA will be releasing new driving test slots on a weekly basis. Candidates should keep checking for test slots if they can’t find one straight away.
The driver and vehicle standards agency has already closed the emergency driving test booking service for critical workers. Also, they will be closing the critical/key worker helpline from 24th August 2020 as they wanted to open the booking service for everyone.
Finally, only call DVSA if it’s totally necessary. Don’t forget to like our facebook page for the latest driving-related updates and news.