Update on driving tests in Scotland

Update on driving tests in Scotland We wrote to you last week about the Scottish Government’s recent COVID announcement about the introduction of protection levels and how these affect DVSA services. The new restrictions in protection levels 4 have reduced the availability of driving examiners able to carry out tests in other areas. This means […]

The penultimate day of the Festival of Road Safety

Today at the Festival: final keynote and a triple header of Fringe presentations The penultimate day of the Festival of Road Safety comprises both the final keynote presentation of the month – delivered by Road Safety Support – and a triple header of Fringe presentations. Organised by Road Safety GB, the Festival of Road Safety will see more […]

Loveday Ryder appointed as DVSA’s new Chief Executive After more than 4 years in DVSA, Gareth Llewellyn is stepping down as Chief Executive at the end of 2020. Loveday Ryder has been appointed as DVSA’s new Chief Executive and will take up the post from 1 January 2021. Please read the announcement on GOV.UK   The […]

Answers to your questions from DVSA

Answers to your questions from DVSA The following are questions received from members by ADINJC, DIA and MSA over the last week or so.  Others should follow in due course and will be shared as we get more news and answers.   There are numerous reports coming in now of the lack of availability of […]

Gareth Llewellyn, CEO of DVSA,

Gareth Llewellyn, CEO of DVSA, was speaking to the Transport Committee today.  There are some interesting sections on driving tests and recent events due to the pandemic.  You can view the session here. ___ DVLA closure news DVLA’s contact centre will close at 2pm on Saturday 28 November instead of our usual 4pm due to essential […]

The Driving Instructors Podcast show 177

The latest podcast from Dipod is now online! Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. The Driving Instructors Podcast 63 minutes The latest episode from Dipod is now freely available for your listening pleasure! Your response is always welcome at www.dipod.co.uk… With the government looking to the year 2030 as the final […]

How many times can you change your test?

In case you weren’t aware (we weren’t till today) DVSA are temporarily allowing candidates to change their test up to 8 times.  It was previously 6. This is an attempt to reduce traffic into the Call Centre. Out of fairness this has been extended to ADI tests although qualifying tests are of course time limited.  […]

Please find the link for last night’s webinar

Web version  | Update preferences  | Unsubscribe Like  |  Tweet  |  Forward Please find the link for last night’s webinar here.  So far there has been 9.4K views, with a reach of 18K and over 520 live viewers. There remains a lot of uncertainty on our date of return.  Can we suggest we just hang on until we get more information on Thursday about the […]