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Driving test waiting times still ‘unacceptably high’ at 75% of driving test centres

Waiting times for driving tests are still higher than pre-pandemic levels at three quarters of all driving test centres. In total, 245 driving test centres still had average waits in excess of 6 weeks at the end of January and, of those, almost two-fifths (37%) had waiting times of more than 5 months. The figure

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Does a surge in automatic driving tests signal manual’s decline?

More learner drivers than ever before are choosing automatic vehicles for their driving exams, signalling the demise of the manual gearbox. Official records show that the number of driving tests conducted only in automatic vehicles has reached a record high, with 324,000 tests conducted in automatic vehicles last year. This was the largest number of

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New study reveals that 5m learner drivers are fighting for 1.8m driving test slots in 2024

When it comes to scheduling driving exams, trainee drivers who are frustrated will be shocked to hear that in 2024, demand will soar above capacity by a whopping 177%. The assertion comes after young driver insurance provider Marmalade analysed official statistics and predicted that 5,004,282 students will compete for 1,808,148 test slots this year. According

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New eyesight test changes loom as DVSA tightens UK driving regulations

Motorists have been told to prepare for law changes requiring extensive eyesight tests to drive on Britain’s roads. As the DVSA tightens driving regulations, experts from LeaseCar.uk have cautioned that drivers who have poor night vision risk having their licences withdrawn. With 17 million drivers in the UK having night vision problems, the new tests

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