Driving test website crashes as bookings resume in England and Wales

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Driving test website crashes as bookings resume in England and Wales

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The web site for reserving new driving exams in England and Wales has crashed, after it relaunched on Friday morning following the coronavirus lockdown.

The Driver and Car Requirements Company (DVSA) stated it was conscious some folks couldn’t full their bookings amid “unprecedented demand”, including that it was working to repair the problem.

Driving take a look at slots had been open for reserving from 08:00 BST.

Many individuals complained on social media about being unable to entry the site.

“Coronavirus has severely impacted our enterprise as ordinary operations, together with by stopping driving exams for a lot of months as a part of social distancing,” a spokesman for DVSA stated.

“Following unprecedented demand for the driving take a look at reserving system after its reopening, we’re conscious that some customers haven’t been capable of full their take a look at bookings.

“We’re urgently working to repair this and apologise for any inconvenience brought on to those that have been unable to ebook up to now.”

The DVSA suspended all driving exams for as much as three months from 20 March.

They’ve already restarted in England and Wales for individuals who had their exams cancelled due to coronavirus, and can restart in Scotland on 14 September.

Individuals in Scotland are nonetheless unable to ebook a brand new driving take a look at.

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