Impact of test backlog on DVSA theory test

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Learning to drive isn’t all about three point turns and parallel parking, there’s a small matter of passing the DVSA theory test before you can even book your practical test. And with so many learner drivers being forced to re-sit their theory tests because they expired during the pandemic, test slots are in demand. So if you’re lucky enough to have secured a space, passing the test is more important than ever.


And here at RoadHow, we want to help you to achieve that positive result.


So many learner drivers were left frustrated during lockdowns when the government decided not to extend the two-year validity period of theory test certificates, as they did for MOT test certificates. By the end of 2021, the practical test backlog had reached a record-breaking half a million, and some learners are being forced to pay for yet another theory test as theirs expires before their long-awaited practical test date.


The RoadHow team fully appreciates the impact of the backlogs, and we want to help you to pass your theory test with the minimal stress, anxiety and financial cost. And let’s face it, if you can pass your theory test first time then you’re off to the best start with your whole learner driving experience.


RoadHow has all of the learner driver questions from the DVSA revision question bank, plus practice video clips. So you can practice as many times as you like for the 2022 driving theory test, all for free. If you pass first time, that’s the £23 cost of a re-sit saved, plus a whole lot of time and stress you don’t have to think about.


We’ve even got all of the revision questions you need if you’re looking to pass your DVSA theory test for motorcyclists and mopeds. We’re ready to support every kind of learner driver.


With no foreseeable government support in overcoming the backlog, other than encouraging learners to be ready to pass first time, it looks like patience, practice and determination are the way forward for learners desperate to get behind the wheel.


So, whether you’re looking to brush up on your knowledge to re-sit your infuriatingly expired theory test, or if it’s your first attempt, RoadHow can help with free theory test practice, covering questions for the 2022 driving theory test.