Struggling to book a driving testWatch
Then I started again with my driving instructor until around November I think. October 31st I got a new car and started doing private practice lessons a few weeks after as I stopped doing lessons with my instructor for the following reasons: a) My driving instructor could only teach me once a week mostly no more than twice a week due to both of our availabilities b) financial reasons I could save £100 or £200 a month and practice whenever I could so no brainier from that perspective C) I had my own car to use at this point so why not make use of it and get used to driving in it so I feel comfortable using it for the test.
As mentioned previously, I started private practice and I felt much more confidant driving in my own car as the weeks went by as I had more time for practice. I was practicing after work for a short time 4:00-4:45 as I had something else to do from 5:00-7:00. I then started doing evening practice aswell as I was determined to get more practice in where I could in my free time. I then did weekends aswell and then lockdown happened again just as I booked my test on February 19th and that got cancelled due to lockdown. I went abroad ironically on February 19th and was originally set to come back to the Uk and do my test on June 29th. I couldn’t do the test as I was struggling to get to the Uk due to the country I was in being on the red list and hotel quarantine unaffordable for my family. So the dvla emailed me back after I emailed saying I can’t do the test with a new test date which was July 9th. Same thing I told them it was too early and I wanted time to practice when I come back as it would be 5 months since I last drove in the UK. Since then I have been on the Gov yo website clicking every date in the calendar only to say “unavailable”.
Sorry for the long post, I appreciate your time taken if you have read the whole post and replied aswell. What do I do now? Keep checking the website? I know other people have been waiting and DVLA are busy.
Hey. Have you tried downloading the app Testi. It is £10 to download but it alerts you to available slots in a time frame suitable for you. I’ve used it myself and it was perfect but you have to be very quick when an alert comes through. The only disadvantage is I think you have to have booked a test before you use the app and the app is mainly for changing a date but you can always book a test that’s not at an appropriate time for you and cancel it if the app comes back with nothing.
Anyone else in a similar situation because of the COVID backlog. I feel a bit behind and frustrated as I know a lot people that have passed who are younger than me (I’m 20) and of course I am happy for them but they seemed to had it easy compared to me. That being said I know a few others who failed there test (I haven’t even had my first attempt!) Anyways is there a good time to call in as I can’t waste time ringing and checking the website all the time as I have other things to do but I just want to get over this as I really want to drive.