DIA warns pupils – leap too soon and fail to prepare for rescheduled tests

DIA has today warned that pupils who fail their rescheduled tests should expect a long wait to book a retest.

Currently the priority for driver and rider testing is to deal with the huge backlog of rescheduled tests. This means it may be some time before new slots for tests or retests will be available. Students who fail their rescheduled tests cannot expect to be a priority when the booking system reopens.

DIA CEO Carly Brookfield said: “I’m sure professional trainers are constantly highlighting to their pupils the need to be thoroughly prepared to take their test and be test ready at all times. This has become particularly crucial given that pupils who fail their rescheduled test now will face a much longer wait than normal to be able to book a retest.

“That’s why it’s important, as we’ve mentioned before, for trainers to impress upon their pupils that, when they receive their invite to book a rescheduled test, they should discuss a suitable date to allow sufficient refresher training and preparation. This is especially important after a period of no training or practice in lockdown.”

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