Expired theory tests will not gain extensions

Theory test extensions will not be granted by the government

Expired theory tests will not gain extensions

Car theory tests which have expired or due to expire will not be issued with an extension.

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After passing your car theory test you only have two years to then pass your practical test.

Due to Covid-19 many driving students are now in a situation where their driving theory test is due to expire before being able to take the practical test.

On the Government website it states: “You need to have passed a theory test in the last 2 years to be able to take most types of driving tests.”

“Your theory test certificate will not be extended.”

“This is because your road safety knowledge and hazard perception skills need to be up to date when you restart driving lessons and take your driving test.”

Road safety knowledge and hazard perception may change however once passing the test no one is expected to refresh their knowledge by redoing the tests.

Students have to rebook their practical tests if they were cancelled due to the national lockdown with most having to wait another six months before they can take the test.

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have introduced safety measures for lessons and tests due to the pandemic.

Learners and instructors have to wear a mask or visor, gloves and have windows open or a strong air ventilation system operating.

Tests and lessons will resume in tier 3, tier 2 and tier 1 areas however they will not run under the national lockdown and in tier 4.

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