Changes to driving licences and motorcycle tests: halfway reminder

Changes to driving licences and motorcycle tests: halfway reminder The Department for Transport launched a consultation on 9 February to get your views about changes to the laws on driving licence acquisition and the motorcycle riding test. Time is running out for you to give your views as the consultation will end on 23 March, […]

High Wycombe driving test centre: update

High Wycombe driving test centre: update DVSA is working to maintain driving tests in High Wycombe. Discussions are continuing with the landlord of the new site at the Cressex Business Park. We are also waiting for the outcome of the planning application. If you have any further questions about the closure of High Wycombe please […]

Give your views on changes to the Highway Code

Give your views on changes to the Highway Code Highways England has today (1 March) launched a review of the Highway Code to improve road safety on motorways and high-speed roads. The consultation will run for four weeks and closes at 23:59 on 29 March 2021. What’s happening? The Highway Code is regularly updated to […]

Scottish government announcement on extension of temporary lockdown

Scottish government announcement on extension of temporary lockdown On 23 February the First Minister (FM) of Scotland announced details of the updated Strategic Framework for Covid 19. The Strategic Framework sets out the aim to move fully back to a levels system from the last week in April. If all goes to plan the hope […]

Update on theory test certificates

Update on theory test certificates The government has further considered the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the validity period of theory test certificates. After careful consideration and in response to a recent petition the government has decided not to extend theory test certificates for road safety reasons. We understand this will be disappointing for […]

Continuing national lockdown in England

Continuing national lockdown in England The government has published its roadmap of 4 steps out of the current lockdown in England. In its roadmap the Government set out that driving tests and theory tests in England will restart (as part of step 2) no earlier than 12 April 2021. DVSA is working closely with the government […]

Driving examiner recruitment – One week left to apply

Driving examiner recruitment – One week left to apply We are recruiting new driving examiners in England, Wales and Scotland. There is just one week left to apply. February’s recruitment drive We recently wrote to you about our efforts to reduce waiting times for driving tests. We are recruiting more driving examiners to help meet […]

Getting the most from DVSA email alerts

  Getting the most from DVSA email alerts The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency regularly provides email alerts and updates on all its services. We know you’ve already signed up – but here are a few tips to make sure you’re getting all the updates you want, when you want them. Check your subscription topics […]