Developing a smartphone app to help learner drivers

Our latest Despatch blog post is from a guest author, about how we’ve worked with telematics company Trak Global Group and Highways England to develop a smartphone app for learner drivers. The app is designed to help improve the amount of practise learners have before taking their test. Read ‘Developing a smartphone app to help learner […]

Hemel Hempstead driving test centre: closure

The driving test centre in Hemel Hempstead will be closing. The last day of testing will be 31 October 2019. Alternative test centres St Albans driving test centre Beauver House Bricket Road St Albans Hertfordshire AL1 3JX View a map Watford driving test centre CP House Otterspool Way Watford Hertfordshire WD25 8HU View a map

DVSA enhanced rider scheme: one year on

It’s been just over a year since we relaunched the DVSA enhanced rider scheme. The scheme is for riders who have passed their motorcycle test or people getting back on their bike after a break. It gives them extra training to brush up on their skills. Our latest blog post explains more about what we’ve […]

Lampeter driving test centre: closure

The driving test centre in Lampeter will be closing. The last day of testing will be 22 August 2019. Alternative test centres Camarthen driving test centre Ty Myrddin Crown Building Old Station Road Carmarthen Dyfed SA31 1GS View a map Aberystwyth (Park Avenue) driving test centre Aberystwyth Football Club Park Avenue Aberystwyth Ceredigion SY23 1PG […]

Highway Code: rule changes for signs on motorways

Today (25 July 2019) Highway Code rule 258 has been updated to provide details about red ‘x’ signs on motorways. The changes are to reflect amends made to The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions (TSRGD) 2016 regarding lane closures.  See the full rules changes to the Highway Code Sign up for reminders Stay up […]

Hayes driving test centre: closure

Hayes driving test centre is closing and relocating to Yeading driving test centre. The last day of testing at the current test centre in Rigby Lane will be 25 October 2019. Test bookings Yeading driving test centre will be open for testing on 4 November 2019 and tests are available to book. Test centre details Cygnet […]

Road safety action plan: what you need to know

Today (19 July 2019) the Department for Transport (DFT) has published its road safety action plan. The plan sets out a number of steps aimed at reducing the number of people killed or injured on our roads. It focuses on 4 main groups; young road users, rural road users, motorcyclists and other vulnerable road users. […]

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 […]