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Driving examiner strike (15 October 2014): cancelled tests to be rebooked

Driving test candidates who had their test cancelled because of strike action will have their test rebooked at no further cost.

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Some driving examiners who are members of the Public and Commercial Service union took strike action on Wednesday 15 October 2014. Around 85% of driving tests went ahead as planned.

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

You can change the new test date if it doesn’t suit you.

Out of pocket expenses

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

Published 8 October 2014
Last updated 15 October 2014 + show all updates
  1. Updated with advice for driving test candidates whose tests were cancelled because of the strike action.
  2. Added information about the number of tests going ahead as planned.
  3. First published.