Driving test cancelled
Cancelled due to Weather
Bad weather can be a major factor in winter. When you are booking your driving test at this time of the year, try and avoid early morning tests. Snow covers road markings and makes it impossible to conduct a test fairly or safely. Icy conditions are also dangerous, by booking your test in the afternoon you will have a better chance of taking the test. Examiners constantly check road conditions. If conditions are safer, tests will resume.
Driving test examiners will stop driving tests if they feel you are a danger to the public. Make sure you have a good standard of driving before you take the driving test. If the vehicle you are using has any defects the driving test will get cancelled before you leave the test centre. An example of defects; nail in the tyre, brake light not working, tyre thread depth less than 1.6mm. Your driving instructor will be aware of examiners looking for these defects and will have taken the necessary precautions. Check the terms and conditions of the driving school you are using.
Driving examiners who are members of the Public and Commercial Service union have a dispute with pay and conditions with the DVSA which has not been resolved yet. Strike action has effected driving tests. Not all examiners are members of a union. Some driving test centres will be open. The best course of action to take, turn up to the driving test centre where you booked the test as planned. You can only claim out of pocket expenses if you turn up.
Driving Test Cancelled
From time to time the DVSA change the date of your driving test. Always check your emails leading up to the test. If more than 3 working days notice have been given you cannot claim out of pocket expenses. If the test date has been changed, you will be able to give adequate notice to your driving instructor to reschedule your test.