THE chief executive of the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) is to be invited to Louth to personally see what learner drivers will be faced with if they sit their tests in Grimsby.
The Louth Driving Instructors' Association is continuing its fight to stop the DSA from closing the town's test centre.
The DSA had planned to close the centre on January 10 next year, but now has decided to defer this to February 10 to give customers a longer notice period.
As reported, the agency feels the building does not meet modern standards.
If it closes, this will mean learner drivers in Louth will have to go to Grimsby or Skegness for their tests, incurring extra costs in lesson time.
There were 1,148 tests carried out in Louth last year, 1,289 at Skegness and 4,918 at Grimsby.
As well as a petition, the driving instructors have been supported by Louth and Horncastle MP Sir Peter Tapsell who has written to Rosemary Thew, the chief executive of the DSA.
In her reply, she claims there should be no increase in costs for learner drivers in Louth – read today's Grimsby Telegraph for more and let us know what you think by commenting below.