Learner drivers still facing up to six-month wait for driving tests in the UK


Learner drivers continue to face lengthy waiting times for practical driving tests, in some cases as long as 24 weeks.
Learner drivers struggle to book tests amid backlog

Chronic shortage of driving instructors


Driving test backlog could stretch into 2022
Young Driver driving lessons with instructor

Learner drivers wait six months for lessons


Four out of five (81%) of driving instructors are reporting waiting lists, with some learners being told to wait six months or more.

Can I still get driving lessons in lockdown?


With the vaccine rollout continuing, learner drivers are beginning to wonder when they will be able to get driving lessons and take their test.
Learner drivers struggle to book tests amid backlog

Learners struggle to book tests amid backlog


Learner drivers are scrambling to book driving tests amid a backlog of around 420,000 people caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Learner drivers battle to book tests post-lockdown with six-hour online queues

Learners in eight-hour queue to book driving tests


More than 230,000 learner drivers in England and Wales faced queues of up to six hours to book driving tests today as the DVSA website reopened.

Eyesight test 'should be part of the driving test'


A majority of British drivers overwhelmingly believe learner drivers need to pass an eye test before they're given a full UK driving licence.

Less than half of learners pass tougher theory


Pass rates for car theory tests are 25 percentage points lower than they were in 2007, statistics from the Department for Transport have shown.
AA says Learner drivers should have to prove they can spot pothole to pass test

The AA: Learners should be able to spot potholes


Learner drivers should have to prove they can spot and handle potholes to gain a licence, according to the AA.
New drivers develop bad habits and turn into 'bad drivers' in just 10 weeks

New drivers develop bad habits in just 10 weeks


New motorists develop bad habits and turn into 'bad drivers' in just 10 weeks, according to a new poll. 
Learner drivers can now get motorway lessons ... but most Brits want it included in test

Most Brits want motorway lessons included in test


From today, learner drivers in England, Scotland and Wales can now have lessons on motorways. However, most seem to believe more needs to be done
Substandard driving instructors to be exposed in Ofsted-style league table

Substandard driving instructors to be exposed


Ofsted-style ratings for driving instructors will be published amid concerns that too many learners are being forced to sit their test...
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Learner drivers: why it pays to go to far-flung places...


The Isle of Barra in the Outer Hebrides has no traffic lights, roundabouts, pedestrian crossings or, really, more than one main road