Peter Hearn explains what we're continuing to do to reduce driving test waiting times. Since September 2016, we’ve cut them from an average of 11.2 weeks to an average of 7.8 weeks.
What we're doing to provide driving tests across Great Britain, and make sure that the test continues to assess the skills people need to help them through a lifetime of safe driving.
Following my recent blog post on driving test waiting times, I wanted to tell you more about what we’re doing to improve how we train new driving examiners.
There's one week to go before the public consultation on improving the car driving test closes. So far we've had over 2,800 responses to the consultation and lots of feedback on my previous blog post, and on Facebook and Twitter.
Last August, Phil Lloyd shared with you what we were doing as an agency to reduce waiting times. Since then, we’ve recruited and trained more examiners and looked at other ways where we can have a more positive impact.
Lesley Young, Chief Driving Examiner at DVSA, answered your questions live on Periscope about improving the car driving test on Friday 12 August 2016.
Today we’ve launched a consultation on changes to the driving test. I thought it would be helpful if I explained the proposals and gave you information on why these changes will better prepare new drivers and improve road safety.
In this guest post, John Ploughman of the Government Digital Service talks about recent work that’s been done to improve driving test information on the GOV.UK website.
As a driver or rider trainer, are you aware that our customer support team is on Twitter?
We run the @DVSA_HelpMe account which can keep you up to date on practical driving tests being cancelled because of bad weather.
We understand that it’s frustrating for you and your pupil when we have to cancel driving tests because of bad weather; however, we only cancel if it’s absolutely essential.
Earlier this year, DVSA began to trial a new version of the practical driving test.