Booking driving test in Winter

Here is some advice for those of you looking for the best time to book their driving test during the winter season here in the UK, don't choose an early morning slot as it could easily be cancelled by snow or other bad weather such as Fog or ice on the road.

See the recent announcement by the DSA below:
Some driving tests may be affected by winter weather over the next few days.

The Met Office has forecast colder weather with snow showers becoming increasingly likely. Some parts of the country may have significant snowfall.

Your driving test

If you're due to take your practical test, follow the advice given on your appointment email or letter. You should call your test centre only if there is snow or ice in your local area on the day of your test.

DSA do not conduct tests in bad light or bad weather conditions for the safety of the candidate and the examiner. Another appointment will be arranged automatically at no further cost, but compensation is not payable.

A new appointment date is usually sent within three working days. This may take longer when there's a period of prolonged bad weather.

If you haven't heard about a new appointment within seven working days, you can check the status of your booking online at

If your test hasn't been rebooked at that time, you should call our customer service centre.
Important! If you are not learning to drive with an instructor, it is important that BOTH you and the person teaching you to drive read The DSA official test guide, this book will greatly increase your chance of passing the driving test without spending too much money on lessons.

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