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DVSA – 81% of new drivers better prepared for real life driving

81% of new drivers better prepared for real life driving Today (4 December 2018) marks 1 year since the driving test changed, to be more like real-life driving. The...

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DVSA: Some online services won’t be available: 27 November 2018

Some online services will be unavailable on Tuesday 27 November 2018 from midnight to 5pm to allow system maintenance to take place. On GOV.UK you won’t be able to: book...

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Theory Test Service development

Please see below a message from Phil Coop.   I would be grateful if you could help colleagues who are looking at options around how the theory test could...

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New Hazard Perception Test Clips

New hazard perception test clips Today (19 November 2018) we’ve announced changes to the hazard perception test for cars, to help improve road safety. We’ve added 23 new CGI...

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DVSA : Learner driver research: text message trial

Learner driver research: text message trial DVSA is working with The Behaviour Insights Team to send text messages to car test candidates to: make sure they’re better prepared to...

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Updated DVSA ADI1

The DVSA have updated the ADI1 (Guidance for examiners conducting ADI tests) Full details page 6 View link below; https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/750116/carrying-out-driving-instructor-tests-and-checks-adi1.pdf

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NASP Report for October 2018

These are the minutes from the latest NASP meeting chaired by the ADINJC   NASP/DVSA Meeting Reports – October 1st/ October 2nd 2018  At the beginning of October the National Associations Strategic Partnership...

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The Ultimate Guide to Driving Safely & Avoiding Distractions

The Ultimate Guide to Driving Safely & Avoiding Distractions’’ Is an introduction to road safety and aims to raise awareness on the risks of accidents and casualties caused by...

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Reply to letter ADINJC sent regarding timing study

We have today received correspondence from DVSA on the points we raised with them. Below are the responses – Devolved responsibility –  Regulation 24 states that any person...

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DVSA – Driving test timing study: What you need to know

In our recent blog post, we let you know we will be carrying out a timing study of the driving test from 16 July until October 2018 across 127...

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DVSA – Booking a driving test: email confirmation issue

We’re aware that some candidates who’ve registered to book a driving test online with a Gmail account, haven’t received an email confirming their appointment details. We’re working with Google...

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Changes to the DT1: checking for MOT and tax

Driving examiners will now be using a new mobile search app to check if cars used for driving tests have a valid MOT and tax. Most people won’t have to...

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DVSA Timing Study

As we had some queries from members about the forthcoming timing study, we wrote to DVSA to ask for further details. This is their reply – Notices will be...

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Latest DVSA Statistics

Latest DVSA Statistics https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/driver-and-rider-testing-and-instructor-statistics-january-to-march-2018

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Marmalade appeals to our industry to support free trade by avoiding the trademarking of key terms

Our sponsor and a leading insurer for young drivers is appealing to the industry to support free trade by not trying to trademark key terms.  Marmalade was forced to...

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GDPR Presentation from Association Day

Presentation from Smart Driving GDPR Presentation 2018

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How MOT changes will affect the driving test

From Monday 4 June 2018 you won’t be able to use vehicles (except motorcycles) for practical driving tests if they: • are displaying an engine malfunction indicator lamp (MIL),...

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Lesley Young

Lesley Young: looking back at my time as Chief Driving Examiner In Lesley’s last blog post, she reflects on some highlights from her time at DVSA and discusses some of the...

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018

GDPR will replace the existing Data Protection Act (DPA) and it means we (DVSA) are required to make sure you’re fully aware of how we use the personal information...

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New Chief Driving Examiner

DVSA has appointed Mark Winn to succeed Lesley Young as Chief Driving Examiner.  Mark will take up his new responsibilities on Friday 1 June. ADINJC wishes Mark well in...

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