Car test bookings sacrificed for more PCV testing

DVSA has added extra PCV testing capacity.

Since 16 September, DVSA has stopped online car and trailer test bookings to add an additional 2,759 bus and lorry tests between Monday 20 September and 21 November in various locations across Great Britain.

DVSA will also be increasing the number of bus and coach tests once the law has changed to allow learner bus and coach drivers to take a PCV test with a trailer, rather than having to pass a test without a trailer first. The change is aimed to take place in November.

The government laid the legislation in Parliament for the change to the car and trailer testing on 16 September and the aim is to introduce the alteration in November.

The legislation for the change to staging is due to be laid in October and the earliest this can be introduced would be four weeks afterwards. However, this will be dependent on Parliamentary processes so is likely to take longer.

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