The greater part 1,000,000 student drivers are standing by to step through their examination in the midst of an enormous excess, figures uncover.
AA Driving School, which got information from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), said the line for tests is “excessively long” and required a “unmistakable arrangement” to resolve the issue.
Driving tests were precluded during Covid lockdowns, prompting a build-up of applicants.
Many individuals are as yet battling to book a test without holding up a while.
The DVSA has still not got up to speed to the point of satisfying need and inquiries should be posed with regards to what support they can get
Robert Cowell, AA Driving School
DVSA figures for October 22 show 538,832 tests were reserved for the accompanying 24 weeks.
AA Driving School break overseeing chief Robert Cowell said: “Students were left baffled when the Government chose not to broaden hypothesis test declarations that terminated in the lockdowns, as they did with MOTs, and it’s crippling to see that the viable test build-up arrived at a large portion of 1,000,000 tests this year.
“Driving educators adjusted to make examples more secure when limitations lifted, yet the DVSA has still not made up for lost time to the point of fulfilling need and inquiries should be posed with regards to what support they can get to guarantee we don’t wind up similarly situated in the event that limitations return.”
The DVSA has declared a progression of measures to support test spaces, including holding tests outside ordinary hours remembering for ends of the week and bank occasions, sending off a mission to enlist more analysts and requesting that as of late resigned inspectors return.
It has additionally encouraged students to possibly step through their examination when they are certain they can pass.
Most recent information shows the pass rate increased from 46.4% somewhere in the range of 2015 and 2020 to 49.6% among July and September this year.
DVSA CEO Loveday Ryder said: “We are doing everything we can to give whatever number tests as could be allowed so we can restore our administrations once again.
“I realize students will be quick to step through their exam now, however it is vital that they are appropriately ready for their test and don’t take it before they are prepared.
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“With the greater part of up-and-comers falling flat, and request as of now very high for tests, students should possibly step through their exam when they are sure they can pass.
“This will assist them with staying away from an extensive sit tight for a retest and help us by not adding to the driving test holding up list.”