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Changes to OBS: how they affect driving instructors and businesses

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Earlier this year I updated you on our progress on what we are doing to tackle businesses who are buying large amounts of tests and selling them for a profit.   The purpose of ‘book and manage your pupils’ test …

What you told us in the ‘Working as a driving instructor’ survey

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Today we’ve published the results of our ‘Working as a driving instructor’ survey. This was previously known as the ADI Demand survey. Thank you for taking the time out to respond to our survey. We received over 3,250 responses and …

How we are creating social media content to grab learner drivers’ attention

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We are all busy and have a lot of things competing for our attention. We also often multitask so it can be hard to get our full attention when required. Learner drivers are no different and will be juggling learning …

DVSA rider policy specialist talks about the Enhanced Rider Scheme

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DVSA's rider policy team are continuously improving the Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS) to make it even more customisable for riders.

In this blog post, Jody Whitfield, Rider Policy Specialist, tells you more about the success we've had in Wales with new modules and getting more people through ERS.

What we are doing to tackle companies selling driving tests for profit

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We want to update you on the measures we’ve introduced so far to help learner drivers from being exploited by people and companies selling them driving tests at an inflated price and on the impact, they are having on learners …

Over 2,500 driving instructors opt for engagement call before their standards check

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driving instructor teaching pupil in vehicle

Since launching our voluntary approved driving instructor (ADI) engagement call in October 2021, we’ve now completed over 2,500 of them. David Collings, Head of Enforcement Delivery, explains how they work, the feedback we’ve had, and his advice about the call.

Explaining more about mock driving tests: 4 webinars and 2 podcasts

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Graham O'Brien, DVSA Assistant Chief Driving Examiner, shares an update from 4 webinars we ran about mock driving tests, and 2 recent appearances he's made on driving instructor podcasts. Find out how to watch the webinar recording and listen to the podcasts.