Bring back drive test centre – call

Instructors calling for return of Spalding test centre - Patti White, Simon Halgarth, Norman Parish and Tim White.

Instructors calling for return of Spalding test centre - Patti White, Simon Halgarth, Norman Parish and Tim White.

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Driving schools gearing up to press for tests to be brought back to Spalding say it’s ridiculous they are travelling thousands of extra miles a year when the test centre in Peterborough thought removing its coffee machine would “reduce its carbon footprint”.

Since the Spalding Test Centre was closed in 2008 to make way for new ones in Boston and Peterborough, instructors are clocking up an average 10,000 to 15,000 miles extra miles a year – a huge increase on their carbon footprint as well as bumping up the cost to pupils.

An e-petition has been launched so the 30 plus schools that operate in the area can gather support for pupils not to have to travel as far to take their tests and to practice for them.

 

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