Learning to drive
What we're doing to improve and set standards for learning to drive, including the skills, knowledge and understanding needed for a lifetime of safe driving.
DVSA is launching its third phase of its campaign to recruit more car driving examiners with the aim of reducing waiting times created by the pandemic.
Kelly Swift started as a driving examiner with DVSA in June 2021. She discusses her experience of the recruitment and training process, and how she’s finding her new role.
We are working with researchers to help us to develop our campaign that will encourage learners to only book and take a driving test once they’re ready.
Now that restrictions have eased, we hear from a driving instructor, learner driver and driving examiner to find out how they have coped during Covid.
Find out more about our research findings into encouraging learners to spend more time driving independently before taking their test. This blog post is part of a series updating you on what we're doing to encourage learner drivers to broaden their experience before taking their test.
Last year we launched a campaign to encourage learners to broaden their experience before taking their test. Mark Winn shares our research findings and explains how you can help encourage learners to spend more time practising driving in the dark.
Find out more about the work we've done to improve the driving test experience for candidates.
This is a guest blog post from driving instructor Chris Bensted. Chris shares his experience of using the smartphone app called PaceNotes, which encourages learner drivers to spend more time practising.
This is a guest blog post from Andrew Brown-Allan. Find out how we've worked with telematics company, Trak Global Group, to develop a smartphone app for learner drivers. The app is designed to help improve the amount of practise they have before taking their test.
We’re launching a campaign to encourage learner drivers to increase the amount of practice they have driving on country roads, driving independently and driving in the dark. Find out why we’re doing it, and how we’ll work with the driver training industry.
This is a guest blog post from road safety campaigner, Ria Brisland. Ria has worked with DVSA to create new learning materials to raise awareness of vulnerable road users, after her son tragically died in a motorcycle collision.