Driving test website now won’t be back up until Wednesday after seeing massive demand

BRITS now can't book their driving tests again until Wednesday after a huge demand saw the website crash.

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, which is in charge of running the tests, only let some people book slots yesterday so that learners and examiners could comply with social distancing restrictions.

It told The Sun that the rest of the tests would be released on Monday.

But this afternoon, the DVSA said that the booking service will now be offline until 8am on Wednesday, August 26 after facing "unprecedented demand".

The DVSA said "essential maintenance" would be done to help the website to cope with the number of bookings from learner drivers.

DVSA chief executive Gareth Llewellyn said: Coronavirus has severely impacted our business as usual operations, including by stopping driving tests in March. Since then DVSA have only been dealing with applications for emergency driving tests for critical workers.

“Following unprecedented demand for the driving test booking system with almost 7 million attempts to book a test when it opened, we need to carry out urgent maintenance so people can book tests.

“We have to close the booking service until Wednesday 26 August and are sorry for any inconvenience caused.”

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