Driving Tests: Coronavirus:Written question - 49137

(Bury South)
Asked on: 19 May 2020
Department for Transport
Driving Tests: Coronavirus
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if the Government will extend the expiration date of driving theory tests for people who are not able to take driving lessons or driving tests as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.
Answered by: Rachel Maclean
Answered on: 08 June 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. To do this, the relevant parliamentary process would need to take place. This situation is being given urgent attention.

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