The go-ahead has been given for a Halfords store to host driving tests, leading the way for Hemel Hemsptead to soon be doing the same.
Halfords in Wellingborough will be the first to participate in the initiative to make driving tests more accessible. It will be offering the service from next month – driving examiners will have a designated area within the store to meet with learners.
Hemel Hempstead, which has a Halfords store in London Road, is in line to also host a test base.
Last year, Hemel Hempstead MP Mike Penning, who was then the transport minister, announced plans for the practical driving test to be held in the town for the first time.