Don’t be “conned” when booking your test

A new issue the DSA is advising new drivers about is copycat websites promising to book your driving test.

Copycat websites claim they will book your theory and practical tests for you, but add a premium charge for their service. Some also add an additional charge for ‘pass protection’, which offers you a free retest if you don’t pass first time, but with so many onerous terms and conditions that make the promise almost meaningless.

Some companies charge up to £30 on top of the test booking fee, effectively doubling the cost of a theory and adding 50% to the cost of a practical test, so it is advised that you save yourself the money and go to the Driving Standards Agency directly, where there is no fee added to the actual cost of the test.

Candidates shouldn’t need to pay any more than £31 for a theory test and £62 for a practical driving test, except where a Saturday test or an extended test is required.

Find out more about DSA’s warning to learner drivers