LEARNER driver Adele Henry has been driven to distraction by driving test bosses.
Adele, a support worker from Golcar, was all psyched up to get behind the wheel and have a third attempt at the driving test.
But when the 21-year-old turned up at Huddersfield's Waverley Road test centre on September 14, she was confronted by an official telling nervous would-be drivers their tests had been cancelled as a result of a crash.
The town had been brought to a standstill after an articulated lorry carrying gobstoppers overturned on the M62 at junction 25 at Clifton, near Brighouse.
The resultant congestion clogged roads through Huddersfield for hours.
But worried Adele only had two weeks left on her theory test.
After passing a theory test, it remains `active' for two years.
If the learner driver doesn't complete a practical test in that time then the theory test must be retaken before another practical test can be booked.
She told the test centre official of her predicament and he said it wouldn't be a problem as it was they who had cancelled the test.
She sent back a claim form to the Driving Standards Agency to get the money for her driving test back.
Adele, who is a support worker for people with autism, had not heard anything, so she rang the DSA on Wednesday and wanted to arrange another test.
She was told her theory test had elapsed and she now has to sit another £21.50 exam before she can take the practical test.
She added: "I was so angry.
"The man at the test centre had said it wouldn't be a problem.
"I took him at his word and now this has happened."
Now Adele is faced with the prospect of having to do another theory test as well as her practical exam.
She added: "I have passed this exam, so I don't want to do another.
"It's not even about money it's about the principle."
A DSA spokesman said Adele's case would be investigated.