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March 2014

Short notice test cancellations

Short notice test cancellation:
changes to arrangements
From 1 April, DVSA will introduce a more flexible approach to the way it handles tests cancelled by candidates at short notice.
At the moment, candidates automatically lose their fee if they cancel or change their test without giving DVSA 3 clear working days’ notice.
From 1 April, candidates will be able to ask for a rebooking at short notice with no charge if they can’t take their test because of:
  • a medically certified illness

End to foreign language driving tests

End to foreign language driving tests - 2 weeks to go
Driving test candidates will no longer be able to use foreign language voiceovers and interpreters on their test from 7 April 2014.The move, announced in October by Road Safety Minister Robert Goodwill, follows a public consultation.Currently people can:
  • take their car and motorcycle theory tests with a voiceover in 1 of 19 foreign languages
  • use interpreters on theory tests and practical tests
This will stop from 7 April 2014.