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Driving test changes, strikes, and what to do!

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We Are Marmalade

December 4, 2017

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Today is the day the driving test has changed, but it unfortunately seems that the strike action may be taking quite a toll on people who’d booked their tests for today and tomorrow.

Did today not go as planned?

If you are one of the people whose driving test has been postponed today, then we know this is a stressful and upsetting time. But, do not let all your hard work go to waste! Having to reschedule is frustrating, but don’t let it get you down; you were good enough to take your test today, which means you’ll be good enough for when it next comes around.

Don’t forget, if you’ve turned up at the test centre to find your examiner is on strike, then you don’t need to rebook your test – the DVSA will be in touch within 5 to 10 working days to rebook it.

I’ve got my test tomorrow – is it the same?

The strike is planned to take place today and tomorrow, which means there is a possibility that tomorrow, your test won’t go ahead.

Top tips:

  • Keep calm, and try not to worry about whether or not your test is cancelled before you get to the test centre. You will find out exactly what is going on when you get there.
  • Keep yourself in the mindset that you are taking your test today. You’ve worked hard to get to this point, so remain positive and optimistic that today, you will pass! If you are taking your test today, a negative attitude is going to affect your driving.

Have you taken your test today?

Are you one of the people that is taking your test today, or is yours cancelled? Get in touch and let us know how you get on; we want to hear your stories – the good and the not so good. You can tell us your experiences by popping over to Facebook or Twitter. If we use your story in any posts, then we’ll send you a thank you gift!

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