Halfords are going to teach you how to drive
As of February, learner drivers will be able to take their tests at selected Halfords branches, according to the DSA.
Tests will still be undertaken by DSA examiners, but will start and finish in the car parks of Halfords branches. Handily, if learners completely wreck their cars, they won't have far to go for new mud-flaps and such.
Until now, it was only possible take a driving test at a DSA site, but these changes mean learners will have more choice, which can only be a good thing, especially if Halfords' claim that everyone is only ever 20 miles or less away from a Halfords branch.
The Wellingborough branch of Halfords will be the first to host tests from February 5th.
Road Safety Minister Stephen Hammond said: "We are very pleased to be working with Halfords to provide a more local service for driving test candidates. This is a great example of working with private sector partners to provide an important local service that is convenient as well as being cost effective."