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Majority of driving examiners 'attended work during strikes'

Majority of driving examiners 'attended work during strikes'

Date: 4/7/2011

The majority of driving examiners in the UK did attend work last Thursday (June 30th) when industrial action took place across the public sector.

According to the Department for Transport, some 76 per cent of professionals who are responsible for sitting in on motor tests and marking candidates did go to work as usual on the day.

However, the government department apologised to any of those learners who had to miss their exam as a result of strikes and noted that they would be offered a new date.

Should the day or time they are given turn out to be unsuitable, candidates can change this through the DirectGov website.

In related news, the Driving Standards Agency recently announced that it is to launch a trial to determine whether delivering exams from non-established test centres is a viable option in locales where there is a high demand from learners.

Warrington, Wiltshire, Ayrshire, Wales and Dumbarton are among the sites where the scheme will be tried out.

Posted by Mary Treen

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