Learner drivers will be able to start and finish their tests at Halfords in Wellingborough from February.
Road Safety Minister Stephen Hammond has announced plans for Halfords’ superstore in Wellingborough to be the first to participate in a new DSA initiative that makes driving test centres more accessible.
Stephen Hammond MP said: “We are very pleased to be working with Halfords to provide a more local service for driving test candidates.
“This is a great example of working with private sector partners to provide an important local service that is convenient as well as being cost effective.”
Driving tests will still be carried out by DSA examiners, who will have a special area set aside in store to meet with test candidates and conduct around 1,500 tests a year at Wellingborough.
Halfords Commercial Director, Paul McClenaghan, added: “The DSA initiative is a natural fit for our business and supports our commitment to be a ‘Friend of the Motorist’.
“Halfords is already a destination for motorists, who come to us for a range of automotive products and fitting services, so why not driving tests as well?
“We look forward to welcoming many learner drivers to our stores where we hope that they will enjoy a successful start to their motoring journey.”