James May says: "It's a terrible time to be in your late teens and early 20s"

He claims it's unfair that 70,000 people around the country are having to redo their driving theory tests due to COVID.

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Speaking with Sky News earlier today, James May explains just how unlucky youths have been throughout lockdown here in the UK.

He says, "It's a terrible time to be in your late teens and early twenties." Here, he is referring to the fact that over 70,000 young people are having to retake their driving theory tests because they haven't been able to take their full test due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

You see, here in the UK you have two years after taking your theory test where you can do your driving test and COVID has effectively added a year onto that because driving lessons haven't been possible, making it much harder for people to take it.

James follows this up by discussing how young people aren't able to do the sorts of things young people are supposed to do much like meeting up with friends and going to college.

Thankfully, James May has got you covered through the use of his app called 'My Theory Test by James May'. This is a perfect way to learn all you need to know about the UK's driving theory test and it's taught by James May. If you are interested in finding out more, then check out his website, or look for it on your app store.

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Comments (11)

  • is a little too young (hard to believe I know), but in the late 1970s there was a civil service strike and work to rule that meant it took almost 12 months to get a test slot. Real bummer if you failed and had to wait months again.

    So to all you millenniums, didums, you have 80 years of life in front of you, and you got a year off school. Lucky fuckers.

      1 month ago
    • We’ve been at school for 7 of those 12 months

        1 month ago
    • Well apparently 4 years ago the government revised the GCSE to be more difficult, a year off school has created more problems more than anything.

        1 month ago
  • Ikr

    I know ppl who were planning having it in January and now have to wait until july

    Im so glad I've got it in February 2020

      1 month ago
  • Its not great. That App you had your name on was a game changer for my son. πŸ‘πŸ‘

      1 month ago
  • It isn't just driving tests. Getting around as a whole, for millions of people,s being made near impossible by reasons of survival. Redoing something you've already done successfully, is plain bloody idiocy and jobsworthiness. It achieves no greater good and fouls up a system beyond a breaking point it will cross, just by trying to catch up where it left off. As for my initial statement, I shop across the road in my local Co-op. I live in a village and it is my nearest shop, so during these times, that is where I go. Many of the staff are young. They are sixth-formers doing part-time work. They are students trying to pay their way through uni. They are young. I asked a group doing late night tidying up by the tills, what they did for fun these days? A mixed answer. All were frustrated. Some openly confessed to ignoring the restrictions to meet up with friends and 'potential partners'. The stuff all of us old duffers did at that age is pretty much denied them and right or wrong, it is a prison sentence for still developing humans, whom we'll will all depend upon as they take over running the world they grew up in. Like Thatcher's 'lost generation', we have a new 'denied generation', and this will affect humanity in ways we have yet to find out. Certainly I shall be long gone and forgotten by then, but it's still important to me while I'm still around. Being young today has made people grow up quicker. They aren't cleverer or wiser, because that comes from being around a long enough time to see a pattern to life from which to glean truths, but they are not as hare-brained as young people were when I was their age, some fifty years ago. I have zero sympathy with the 'get over it snowflake' individuals, who are either numb sociopaths, or are mentally damaged by having been subjected to those matters they are so dismissive of. It's that old chestnut, 'a good thrashing now and then never did me any harm', coming from those who casually cane little children and hit those they disagree/disapprove of in the face, as if it was perfect normal and fine and reasonable to do so. Distress during our formative years does little to teach us, and reduces our potential so much in later life by the neuroses those previous injustices imprinted upon us. We never wholly leave those things behind. I'm not one to make a point of destroying young people's first tentative, nervous and often raucous steps into adult life. I happily put up will plate night bawling out, young groups hanging around in inappropriate places and sitting on my wall creating a mess around themselves. It is part of growing up. Learning how to function in society, have fun and high-jinks, and find your own bit of joy and happiness. The process of becoming an adult can take until you are 30 for a lot of people, with early mental maturity very much in the minority. Acting maturely is simply not the same as being mentally mature... the clue is the word 'acting'.

      1 month ago
  • I turned 16 this january, had the test scheduled for like half a year, so i got in on my B-day and it was the fastest i ever got thru the DMV, since i completed the book section when i was 14 to get my permit

      1 month ago