Temporary changes to the car and vocational driving test

DVSA has made a temporary change to car and vocational emergency driving tests, to help reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Examiners will end emergency tests early if a candidate commits:

  • A serious or dangerous fault
  • A total of 16 driver faults

This is to help reduce the amount of time the candidate and examiner spend in the vehicle, when the candidate has failed their test.

In these circumstances, the examiner will instruct the candidate to drive back to the test centre instead of continuing for the full time, before they tell the candidate they have failed.

Motorcycle module 2 tests will not be affected by this change.

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