Covid-19: Driving Test Website Crashes

Last Updated: 22/08/2020

Today the DVSA have confirmed the website to book driving tests has crashed due to ‘unprecedented demand’.

After being closed for numerous months due to coronavirus, the website crashed after after it received 7 million applications within 12 hours after it re-opened.

A message on the website said “this service will be unavailable from 12:30pm on Saturday 22 August to 8am on Wednesday 26 August”.

Shortly after, DVSA chief executive Gareth Llewellyn said: “Following unprecedented demand for the driving test booking system with almost seven 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”.

Although this isnt great news for learner drivers looking to pass their driving tests, usually technical issues like this are addressed within a few days and hopefully the website will be up and running again on 26th August as confirmed.

We will keep you updated as soon as we hear more from the DVSA.