A strike has been called for the 10th May. As a result some LGV driving tests may be cancelled.
The Driving Standards Agency (DSA), the government agency responsible for driving tests in the UK, is instructing candidates to still turn up for their driving test as normal.
DSA’s chief executive Rosemary Thew said,
“All candidates have the opportunity to change or cancel their practical test by giving DSA three clear working days’ notice.
“Not all examiners are members of the PCS union. Even if they are, we can’t be sure that they’ll support the strike. So we’re asking candidates to come for their test as normal so it can go ahead if possible.
“We’re sorry for the inconvenience this will cause and will do everything we can to minimise disruption for our customers.”
If you turn up and your driving test is cancelled because of strike action it will not be necessary to contact the DSA to rebook. Within 5 to 10 days the DSA will contact you with a new test date.
If you don’t turn up and your test is cancelled you will not be able to claim for any out of pocket expenses and you will have to book again yourself. The strike action only relates to practical driving tests. Theory tests will not be affected.
The DSA customer service centre may also be affected by the strike action. Customers can still book, change, check and cancel their driving test online at the direct.gov website .
For further local information and advice please contact your local training company.