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1 December, 2010

Driving tests may be affected by bad weather

Snow on road
Drive by Snow – A8 at night

Britain is braced for round two of ‘the big freeze’ but what will this mean for learner drivers who have their driving lessons or driving test affected by the adverse weather conditions?

Although we can’t speak for other driving schools, when it comes down to driving lessons with RED Driving School our instructors will give you as much notice as possible if the conditions are bad enough to prevent a lesson going ahead.

Sometimes this can be a tough call, as while safety is of course paramount, adverse conditions are also an opportunity to get some experience and confidence for when you’re driving on your own.  Ultimately, your instructor will carefully consider the situation and If the driving lesson is cancelled, you’re instructor will re-schedule and you will not be charged.

If you have a driving test upcoming then you’re probably praying more than most that we don’t see any more snow anytime soon.  If the snow does start to fall then check out the Direct Gov website link which has all the information you might in case of your practical test being called off: Find out more here.

Of course your RED Driving Instructor will be fully informed of procedure should conditions affect tests but it doesn’t hurt to bring yourself up to speed as well.  If your test is re-scheduled, The DSA will rearrange your test at no further cost.

As always we wish our learner drivers who have practical tests upcoming the best of luck, although we’re sure you won’t need it!