Demand extra time between theory and practical driving tests postponed because of Covid.

Demand extra time between theory and practical driving tests postponed because of Covid.

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Mary Whibley started this petition to Driving schools.. M.P.s. General public.

The theory driving test pass certificate only lasts for 2 years. If you haven't passed your practical test by then you need to retake the theory test.

However we have now had 3 lockdowns totalling about 9 months and because of a backlog, people are having difficulty booking driving lessons. Worse still, the DVSA is sending out emails cancelling practical driving tests saying "We'll send a new appointment as soon as possible". It goes on to say " If your theory test certificate is due to expire please call customer support on 0300 200 1122 to discuss your options." Well... there are no options!! You simply have to take & pay for your theory test again. The reasoning for theory test certificates lasting 2 years is to ensure "that the learners road safety knowledge and hazard perception skills are up to date". So once you've passed your practical it doesn't matter? You can even choose not to drive for a number of years. 

 The Government was happy to give MOTs a 'holiday' yet that concerns the safety of our vehicles. The same needs to be done for all the people who have paid for & passed their theory test and through no fault of their own have had their practical driving test cancelled several times. PLEASE sign this petition.

 

 

 

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