Re-opening of driving tests centres must get into gear


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Argyll & Bute MP says it’s not acceptable for people to sit tests hundreds of miles away

For the last couple of weeks my office has been inundated with constituents getting in touch to express concern over delays to the re-opening of driving test centres with many being told to take a test hundreds of miles away.

Almost a fortnight ago, I raised this with the UK Department for Transport which has responsibility for DVSA and I hope this has helped get their plans for Argyll and Bute into gear.

I am still, however, concerned that there has been no mention of the centres in Lochgilphead and Campbeltown re-opening and if other centres will open for extended hours to cope with the backlog, and have written again to the UK Transport minister to ask for further clarity.

Whether we like it or otherwise, the reality is cars are very often a necessity in this large rural constituency, they are essential for those travelling to work, college, for shopping and, in some remote areas, even taking children to school, and we must see all test centres re-open as soon as possible.

Thanks to the Oban Times for covering this issue. You can read more here: