Driving tests may soon be accessible from branches of Halfords under plans released today along with using conventional driving test centres, the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) is looking at working together with private and public sector business partners to deliver driving test locations in identified areas that don’t curently have a local test centre.
Fresh technique for driving tests
The DSA has chosen Halfords plc as a recommended partner, and it is looking at relationships with the Fire and Rescue Service as well as some universities.
In one area the agency furthermore expects to sign a contract with training company Mantra Learning Ltd.
The plan concentrates on 21 locations, centred around 5 various areas across the nation:
Starting from autumn
Driving tests from partner premises in these areas is anticipated to begin from the autumn.
These plans apply to practical car tests. Other kinds of practical tests and theory test centres won’t be impacted.
Business partners will permit the use of their premises totally free to the DSA. Driving tests will continue to be performed by DSA examiners.