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Driving test backlog in Northern Ireland

A Northern Irish politician called for urgent action amid several driving and driver theory tests backlog complaints. 

The driving test backlog in the Republic of Ireland is no secret with countless reports of the thousands of people stuck waiting for their full driver’s licence in the last few months. 

So, it comes as no surprise that our neighbours up in the north are facing similar complications in terms of driver theory and driving tests. Just this week DUP Foyle MLA Gary Middleton called for pressing action to address the driving test backlog in county Derry. 

Thousands of people are still waiting to achieve their full licence by passing their driving tests but due to the backlog they have had no luck in doing so. 

Mr Middleton said: “I have received a growing number of complaints from constituents regarding the back log of driving tests, and the ability to book new appointments. 

“This is having a significant impact on those who require a driving license for employment or training. 

“It is unacceptable that drivers are still facing lengthy delays in accessing these services. 

“It is crucial that the Minister for Infrastructure builds on the progress seen in recent weeks to proactively tackle gridlock in the system.” 

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