University to offer driving tests

University to offer driving tests

Nottingham Trent University has revealed that it is to offer driving tests on its campus on a trial basis starting next month.

The university will run driving tests at its Clifton campus and at a site in Clarendon Street using officialDriving Standards Agency (DSA) examiners and the trial is due to last around three to six months.

Bookings have already opened for slots at the new test centres, which will operate for two days per week, and Roads Minister Stephen Hammond thinks it will build on the Government's idea of holding tests at different locations and that other universities may also be a good option in future.

"The trial will help us understand how we can best provide a service for driving test candidates using universities," he said.

"I am delighted that Nottingham Trent University is leading the way on opening up their sites not only to students but also the general public. This builds on our recent announcement to conduct driving tests from branches of Halfords, and DSA is also in discussion with areas of the Fire and Rescue Service."

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