Learner drivers warned about extra charges

DVSA is warning learner drivers to avoid copycat websites and save money by using GOV.UK.

If you type the names of some popular government services into search engines, some of your search results might be ads for sites that offer a service you could get for free (or for much less) on GOV.UK, the government’s own website.

Driving test bookings

Some of these copycat websites offer to book theory and practical driving tests, and look like they might be official, but they actually charge a premium for their services.

Some websites charge:

  • up to £30 for just booking a test, on top of the driving test fee itself
  • a ‘pass protection’ fee with the promise of a free retest that very few customers actually qualify to use

Copycat websites don’t let you pick an actual appointment, and don’t give you instant confirmation of your booking.

Find out how to save money by using GOV.UK and what the government is doing about copycat websites