Further research into graduated driver licensing

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced today (18 July) that it will explore if graduated driver licensing – or a similar scheme – should be introduced in England. The scheme could put restrictions on new drivers, such as a minimum learning period, not driving at night, or not driving with passengers under a certain […]

DVSA reveals the top driving test faults

Today (17 July 2019) we’ve released the top 10 reasons people failed the new driving test in its first year. The data, which covers 4 December 2017 to 3 December 2018, shows that insufficient observation at junctions and not using mirrors effectively when changing direction accounted for 368,047 test failures. Read the full news story […]

Ireland – The Ongoing Insurance Conundrum?

    Introduction T he insurance saga continues unabated. With insurance companies’ claims and counter-claims being leveled at each other, one thing is certain; it’s the paying public who are losing out and being squeezed with high insurance premiums. Car and business insurance have soared in recent times. Clearly, insurers are making huge profits at […]

Road Safety News w/comm 15/7/19 – in association with THINK!

Click here to read all news reports • A new film has been produced to highlight the skills required to ride as part of a group of powered two wheeler riders. • A Road Safety GB project to increase understanding among driving instructors of the needs of elderly drivers will be presented at the Older […]

DVLA figures suggest motorists are missing out on millions

British motorists could have missed out on savings of nearly £5 million last year by not going online to apply for or renew their driving licence, according to new DVLA figures published today. For more information. Read Our Press Release

NASP/DVSA Meeting Report June 2019

  Members of NASP and staff of the DVSA recently met in Nottingham.   You can read the report of the meeting here.

DVSA – We’ve published our annual review

Over the last year, DVSA staff have worked hard to help everyone stay safe on Britain’s roads. Our annual review tells the stories of how some of our staff, through their commitment and professionalism, have made a difference to road safety. It also lets you know about some of the work we’ll be doing over […]

Consultation to ban tyres aged 10 years and older

The Department for Transport is seeking views on a proposed ban on tyres aged 10 years and older from certain vehicle types, to improve road safety.   They want to introduce regulations that ban the use of tyres aged 10 years and older on: heavy goods vehicles heavy trailers buses, coaches and minibuses The consultation […]