It is extremely important to note that your Theory Test will not go ahead if you do not bring the right documentation with you to the Theory Test centre.
If you do not have these required documents then you will have lost your Theory Test fee and cannot claim it back.
Your personal belongings at the Theory Test Centre
When you arrive at the Theory Test Centre, you must store ALL your personal belongings in a locker. This will include any bags, mobile phones, earplugs and watches.
The centre staff will check that you don’t have anything on your person that could be used to cheat.
If you don’t let them check then your test will not go ahead.
Taking Theory Test fraud seriously
In recent years, there have been a number of people caught when trying to cheat on the Theory Test.
In most cases, they use hidden Bluetooth earpieces linked to a mobile phone where they are ‘fed’ the answers.
These ‘Bluetooth cheats’ are always prosecuted and have received heavy fines and sometimes jail sentences.
DVSA figures show they investigated 467 cases of fraud using wireless technology in 2016. Since then, 50 people were awarded prison sentences for their part in this Theory Test fraud, showing how seriously this is taken.
DVSA’s Head of Fraud and Integrity, Andy Rice, commented that:
“Although instances of Bluetooth fraud are rare in relation to the 1.8m Theory Tests which are taken each year, the DVSA continues to take them seriously and work closely with the police to bring offenders to justice.” He also went on to say that: “Theory Test centre staff are trained to spot the signs of fraud.”
We can’t stress enough how important it is that you only book your Theory Test when you’re certain you’re ready.
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