It’s now 6 months after the driving test changed and the latest driver and rider testing statistics have been published today (Thursday 28 June 2018). This is a good opportunity to share the early impact of the changes with you and give some advice on how you can better prepare your pupils.
Earlier this month (Sunday 4 October), both Lesley Young and I attended and presented DVSA’s future plans at this year’s ADINJC Annual conference.
We've listened to users and made The Highway Code easier to use and share from GOV.UK. This will improve people's knowledge and change their behaviour on the road for the better and, hopefully, for life.
Last year, we commissioned research to look at how we can improve compulsory basic training (CBT). The main aim is to have courses that better prepare learner riders to ride safely on public roads.
GOV.UK is the best place to find government services and information. But with so many services all in one place, what’s the best way to find what you’re looking for?
It’s now been a year since Driver CPC became compulsory for all professionals drivers. Since then, drivers and operators have spoken about the benefits they’ve got from Driver CPC.
Firstly, I want to thank those of you who have reported an illegal driving instructor to DVSA. These reports are vital and help us to bring the criminals who abuse the driving test system to justice.
Earlier this year, DVSA began to trial a new version of the practical driving test.
The vast majority of instructors maintain a high professional standard and are a credit to the driver training industry. To make sure this continues, it’s important that DVSA takes appropriate action whenever someone’s conduct falls below what is expected.
You may have noticed that waiting times for a driving test have gone up recently in some areas. We’re working hard to bring waiting times down in those areas.
We publish lots of videos on our YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/dvsagovuk), and we love to see how well they’re shared and used across your own websites.