Driving Examiner Strike 21st September, Candidates Asked To Attend Their Practical Test

Latest News From the DSA (UK Driving Standards Agency)

There is planned to be a Driving Examiner strike on Friday 21st September. Candidates asked to attend their test – but it may or may not take place.

The DSA is asking candidates to attend their driving test, but they may not be able to guarantee in advance if your test will go ahead or not. They haven’t stated the chances of a test being cancelled.

Your test may be cancelled if the examiner is a member of the PCS union, if they are – they have a choice weather to support the strike or not.

You Must Still Attend Your Driving Test

Attend your test as normal, so if possible it can go ahead. If you’re  test is cancelled you can  then claim out of pocket expenses, but only if you have turned up to take the test.  Details to claim back expenses are here.

Instructors and candidates will still be able to book, change and cancel practical tests online here.

Does This Affect Theory Tests?

Theory tests aren’t affected by this, as it’s the driving examiners who are striking. Theory tests remain unchanged.

Does This Affect Canterbury / Kent?

This affects Canterbury, Kent, and the whole of the country.

Contact the DSA

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