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Driving lessons set to resume from 12th April

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Driving lessons and theories will be able to restart in Wales from 12th April, with driving test resuming 10 days later on 22nd April UK Transport secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed.

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will offer more tests and examiners, including at weekends and on bank holidays, “so as many learners can take a test with all necessary safety measures in place”, Mr Shapps said.

Tests and lessons are currently suspended because of lockdown rules.

Along with car driving lessons, lorry and minibus lessons and driving theory tests can also resume from 12 April in England and Wales.

Driving tests for motorcycles, lorries and cars with trailers can also take place from 12 April, with all tests now being booked online.

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The pandemic has caused disruption for many people learning to drive, with lessons and tests cancelled across the UK.

Some 2.97 million people in Britain aged 16-25 hold a full driving licence, down from 3.32 million people in March 2020.

It’s the smallest total since at least November 2012, according to analysis of Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) records by the PA news agency.

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