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DSA Urged To Open Holyhead Test Centre
September 18, 2012
A learner driver from Holyhead has called on the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) to bring driving tests back to the area.
Learner driver insurance holder, Jean Collier has made a bid for a "peaceful protest" to help urge the DSA to open a much needed test centre in the Holyhead area,
The campaign to allow provisional licence holders to take driving tests in their town has garnered much support - in fact around 3,000 people currently support the campaign through Facebook.
Holyhead's test centre was closed in 2008 and the DSA had advised that a number of other venues - including Bangor would be able to deliver driving tests instead.
Mother of four, Jean Collier recently failed her driving test and consequently faces costs of £125 to retake it. She believes that it is unfair of the DSA to make Holyhead learner drivers take their tests in Bangor as many are struggling with lesson costs and don't feel confident on unfamiliar roads.
Commenting on the protest Mrs Collier told local press that having to pay out such a large amount of month again after failing puts a lot of financial pressure on learner drivers. She added:
“I feel that holding a peaceful protest in Holyhead would prove that it isn’t just me: there are other people who feel the same way. Learner drivers feel they need to take a stand.”