Driving tests in bad weather
What you need to do

Some driving tests may be affected by winter weather.

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) doesn't conduct practical driving tests in adverse weather conditions, for example when the roads are icy.
This is for the safety of both the person taking the test and the examiner.

DVSA should email you if your driving test is cancelled.

If you're due to take your practical test, follow the advice given on your appointment email or letter.

Around 1 to 2 hours before your test is scheduled you can call (or e-mail) your test centre only if there is Fog, Snow, Ice or even floods in your local area on the day of your test.

The driving test routes are usually checked numerous time during a the day in bad weather conditions and a decision whether a test goes ahead is often made 1 or 2 hours before it is scheduled.

The test centre staff will NOT be able to provide you with test information if you call (or e-mail) the day before your test. If your driving test is scheduled for an afternoon appointment, call (or e-mail) the test centre staff in the morning.
If tests are going ahead, it is highly likely the afternoon appointments will also take place providing conditions remain the same.

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