Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 15:00:07 GMT
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FOUR OUT of five (81%) of driving instructors are reporting waiting lists, with some learners being told to wait six months or more, as they work through a backlog of students.
The survey by Young Driver, the UK’s largest pre-17 driving school, surveyed 150 driving instructors and found that 26% of those instructors — one in four — say that their waiting lists are now stretching to more than three months, while 6% said their pupils have to wait longer than six months.
More than a third of instructors reported that several of their potential students had given up entirely or decided to postpone learning to drive. Those giving up said that their original theory test had expired, they would not get a test date before starting university or that their financial situation had changed, according to the instructors.