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Learner drivers forced to ‘give way’ to Obama and co

May 4, 2013 at 10:01 am


LEARNER DRIVERS wishing to pass their practical driving test in time for the summer could be forced to wait for the leaders of the world to return home.

The Driver Vehicle Agency (DVA) confirmed that over certain days over the G8 Summit period no driving tests will be held at Enniskillen.

A spokesperson said: “Driver Vehicle Agency (DVA) has decided, after consultation with PSNI, not to schedule driving tests during the G8 Summit from 14 – 19 June 2013.”

And this news came as no surprise to one local driving instructor.

Leo Rice, said that he was ‘expecting tests to be cancelled’.

“That’s going by speculation that the town may be impossible to get through.”

He added that it will have a knock-on effect on his and other instructors’ business, questioning: “What learner driver wants to sit in queues of traffic for a full lesson?”

“I’m expecting to be at home for a few days – with the possibility of marches and delays I can’t see too many driving lessons being done,” he added.

He also advised drivers to be prepared for security check-points in the area, and advised drivers to ensure they carry their licence with them at all times.