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The driving theory test | Is there a cheaper way?

News that nationwide theory test pass rates have been declining every year got us thinking how expensive learning to drive can be for you novice motorists. With the UK driving theory test costing £23, failing 3, 4 or 5 times is costly. Is there a cheaper way to book a theory test that covers you if you fail the test on multiple occasions? A bit of background for you… New data published the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) shows that the national pass rate for the driving theory test has been steadily declining in recent years, slumping to an all-time low in 2016… Yikes! Currently, the national average is 49.3%. Meanwhile, a survey of experienced drivers revealed that many of the participants thought they would fail the theory test today if they had to retake it. A separate poll of new drivers found that after passing their theory test and practical driving exam, much of what they learned was ‘forgotten’. Consumer affairs expert at MoneySuperMarket, Dan Plant, said: “Not understanding the rules of the road can be hazardous, as well as costly. For example, not abiding by speeding laws can put yourself and other drivers in danger, while also resulting in steep fines and points on your licence if you’re caught.

The cost of driving theory test failure – bad for you, good for the DVSA

For some, the cost of theory test failure is massive. Have a read of this woman’s tale of woe with the theory test. She failed a whopping 110 times, racking up £3,140 in theory test fees… Ouch. At the time, the cost of the multiple choice exam – which turned 20 years old in 2016 - was £31. In 2015, 72% of learner drivers who took the theory test failed their first attempt. That’s 1,119,000 out of 1.6 million that took the test that year. Assuming that all those people decided to retake their test once, at a cost of £23, it means the DVSA pocketed a cool £25,737,000 - on top of the same amount made from original bookings. They’re essentially profiting from failure!

What’s the cheaper way?

That’s where Book Theory Test Today comes in. For less than the cost of two theory tests, we do all the hard work for you. We book your theory test on your behalf, plus we offer a pass protection guarantee. Our three free retests scheme means that the cost of your 2nd, 3rd or 4th attempt at the exam is covered, should you fail 1st time around. Book now and benefit from all these amazing features that you don’t get from the government:
  • Online Training - For all theory tests.
  • Instant Appointments - For all theory tests - Car, Motorcycle, Bus, Coach, Lorry.
  • Pass Protection Guarantee - Free retest if you fail - worth £23.00 (T&Cs apply).
  • Cancellation Finder Need an immediate test date? We will find it for you! Free of charge.
  • Need to Move your Test? - We will move your test as many times as you need.
  • Book Online Today - Only £23.00 weekdays, plus £21.99 admin & booking fee.
  • Email and Text alerts - We will send you alerts regarding test dates to make sure you don't miss your exam.

Make an online theory test booking with us, now

Book Theory Test Today offers an intermediary service assisting clients with booking a UK theory test, or practical test, at test centres across the nation. The service also supplies resources to help you prepare for your theory test – Ready to take your theory test? Book your theory test online today No. We’re not affiliated with the DVSA or the gov.uk website, but that does not make us a scam. You’re charged an admin fee to cover our staff costs and the process of booking a theory test or practical exam on your behalf.


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