February 5, 2010


January saw the country come to a standstill with snow disrupting transport, schools, hospitals and driving tests.

Driving tests across the U.K. were cancelled by the DSA (Driving Standards Agency) during January due to the freezing weather and icy roads.

Figures suggest that 31,000 of the 40,000 scheduled tests were cancelled affecting not only cars, but bikes and LGV’s.

The DSA do not refund or pay compensation to pupils if the test is cancelled due to weather conditions, instead pupils are advised to contact their test centre to confirm whether their test is to go ahead and if not they are automatically given a new test date.

Natasha Simper of Britannia Driving School said: “I know it can be upsetting for pupils who have their tests cancelled especially if they are nervous about taking it in the first place however, safety is paramount and with the roads icy and driving conditions extremely poor it has to be done.”

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