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Learners Spending More Than Ever

Updated: Nov 8, 2023

Learner drivers have forked out at least £289 million extra due to the ongoing tests backlog.

The pandemic has had a lasting impact on many areas of young people’s lives, not least when it comes to learning to drive. During the lockdowns we reported on the growing backlog of driving tests and increasing instructor shortages, so two months on from ‘freedom day’ we thought we’d investigate what the ‘new normal’ is like for young adults learning to drive.

To find out, we surveyed more than 1,000 learner drivers. From concerns about theory tests expiring to growing frustrations around escalating driving lesson costs, here’s what we found:.

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