DVSA site crashes again after 100k driving test applicants queue to book online

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The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) crashed again after 100,000 were placed in a virtual queue.

Thousands of learners in the UK were hoping to book a driving test slot after more became available today.

But driving test applicants complained that the website was still crashing after it reopened this morning.

The online booking system first reopened on August 21 following the cancellation of tests during lockdown.

And due to "unprecedented demand", the DVSA said it was taken offline shortly.

In some cases, hopeful drivers were "sat waiting for hours" to book their practical test.

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It is believed the website is now working with a queuing system in place.

Frustrated learner drivers even joked DVSA could "keep their licence" after struggling to get online.

One said on Twitter: "Trying to book a driving test.

"The DVSA said it would be ready this time, but no – the page has crashed and I've lost my position in the queue."

Another added: "How long will it take for 43,368 people to move in the queue so I can book mine."

A third commented: "Probably the longest queue I have had in my entire life 99,606. Wish me luck."

The DVSA apologised on Twitter, writing: "Driving test booking service update.

"For those who have experienced a problem with getting into the booking system, please try again.

"You should now be able to get into the booking system queue. Sorry for any inconvenience."

Daily Star Online has contacted DVSA for comment.

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