Examiner Strike March 2023

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Driving Examiners Strike 2023

Driving Examiners Announce Strike March 2023

How can this impact you?

The trouble is that when the examiners go on strike there is a equivalent 100% plus impact on the whole test availability situation. Firstly the day that the examiners are on strike adds to when the next tests are going to be available thus leaving a gap, then apart from that the tests that have been cancelled have to be rescheduled also increasing the waiting time period, further the simple and industry wide chaos as a result of the strike action just puts more pressure on the DVSA and its examiners.


If you consider the above it is not just simply the examiner being on strike for that day but all the knock-on effect that results from this chaos.


It is for this reason that we at BDS London believe that intensive driving courses correctly planned with advanced test bookings, coupled with our online driving test tutorial material is critical for the process.


DVSA staff will be skipping work on 6-7 March in London and the south-east, followed by the south-west and Wales on March 9-10. In the east midlands, west midlands and east workers will walkout on March 20-21, and finally the north and Scotland on March 27-28


If you have a test booked during these times please make sure to check the DVSA website and your emails regularly for any test date changes.

What types of tests might be affected:

  • car driving tests
  • motorcycle tests
  • lorry, bus, coach and minibus driving tests (these are known as vocational tests)
  • tractor or specialist vehicle driving tests
  • approved driving instructor (ADI) part 2 (driving ability) or part 3 (instructional ability) tests
  • ADI standards checks
  • moped and motorcycle compulsory basic training (CBT) checks - but not the training courses themself

The strike action is part of  a national industrial action by the PCS union over pay, pensions, jobs and redundancy terms. Below is everything you need to know about the upcoming strikes GOV.UK.


If you want to book a test for the summer click here or if you would like an intensive driving course click here

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