National standards for driving updated

DSA has published updated versions of some of the national standards for driving. advice on eco-safe driving: National standard for driving cars (category B) National standard for driving lorries (category C) National standard for driving buses and coaches (category D) Learning to drive syllabus The learning to drive syllabus has also been updated so that Read More

Government to overhaul young driver rules

The government has announced plans to overhaul young driver rules to improve safety and reduce insurance costs. Among the proposals being considered are: a minimum learning period driving practice on motorways, in poor weather conditions and during darkness more rigorous testing in preparation for driving unsupervised longer probationary periods incentives for post-test training The government Read More

ADI check test to be replaced from April 2014

The ADI check test will be replaced with a new ‘standards check’ from April 2014. training’ in 2011. It sets out the skills, knowledge and understanding that you need to be an effective trainer.The new check will assess how well you meet the standard, which is why it’s being called a ‘standards check’.New standards check Read More

New rules for drivers on eyesight and epilepsy

Revised minimum driving licence standards for eyesight and epilepsy will apply under new rules announced by Road Safety Minister Stephen Hammond. The changes, which come into force from 8 March, mean that there will be some changes for drivers and riders with epilepsy and to the vision standards required for driving. Eyesight Group 2 – Read More

Improved DSA online booking service for practical driving tests

DSA has launched an improved online practical test booking service that makes it simpler, clearer and faster to book and manage tests. Improvements to the service mean that it now: works better on mobile devices like tablets and smart phones doesn’t ask for a theory test pass certificate number unless it can’t find one on Read More

Law on driving licence exchange tightened to improve road safety

Foreign drivers must prove they have passed an appropriate driving test before getting a British licence under tough new rules announced by Road Safety Minister Stephen Hammond. An inconsistency in the law meant that previously some non EU drivers were able to exchange their licence without proving that the necessary standards to drive in this Read More

DSA website has moved to GOV.UK

GOV.UK is the new place for corporate and policy information from DSA and the Department for Transport (DfT). DSA, DfT and the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), along with 2 of DCLG’s public bodies, have become the first central government organisations to move their corporate and policy content onto the new GOV.UK website Read More