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Driving examiner strike on 31 May: candidates urged to attend tests

Candidates with tests on Friday 31 May 2013 should still come for their test despite the threat of strike action by examiners.

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Tests will be rebooked automatically if they're cancelled because of the strike

Driving examiners who are members of the Public and Commercial Service union are planning to take strike action on Friday 31 May 2013.

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) is doing everything it can to make sure that tests go ahead as planned and urges all candidates to come for their test as usual.

You won’t have to contact DSA to rebook if you can’t take your test because of the strike action. You should hear from the agency with a new date within 5 to 10 working days.

Out-of-pocket expenses

You can claim out-of-pocket expenses if your test is cancelled, but you must have turned up for your test to do this. If you don’t turn up, you’ll have to rebook your own test and you won’t be able to claim expenses.

Cancelling or changing your test

You’ll still be able to book, change or cancel practical driving tests online on GOV.UK.

Theory tests

Theory tests aren’t affected by the strike action and will be taking place as planned.

Published 24 May 2013