Driving Tests: Coronavirus:Written question - 47473

Asked by Nick Fletcher
(Don Valley)
Asked on: 15 May 2020
Department for Transport
Driving Tests: Coronavirus
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that theory test pass certificates of learner drivers do not expire during the covid-19 outbreak.
Answered by: Rachel Maclean
Answered on: 26 May 2020

The two-year validity period of the theory test certificate is set in legislation. This is so the candidate’s theoretical knowledge remains current. To extend the validity period would require legislative change, which would need the relevant Parliamentary process to happen. This situation is being given urgent attention.

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