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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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Changes to Theory Test

From 1 May 2018, we’ll be changing the way 78 theory test questions are worded, to make them more accessible to everyone. We’ve worked with the British Dyslexia Association...

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DVSA digital strategy published

We’ve published our digital strategy for 2018 to 2022, which sets out what we’re doing to become a digitally enabled organisation. Using tablets during the driving test As part...

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50 days until learners are allowed on the motorway

50 days until learners are allowed on the motorway From Monday 4 June 2018, learner drivers will be able to take driving lessons on motorways in England, Scotland and...

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NASP Report March 2018

NASP Meeting NASP REPORT March 2018 The committee met on Monday 26th March to discuss the joint meeting the next day with DVSA. Various items were discussed including, graduated...

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Learner drivers on motorways from 4 June 2018

Learner drivers on motorways from 4 June 2018 From Monday 4 June 2018, learner drivers will be able to take driving lessons on motorways in England, Scotland and Wales....

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Statement received today from Lesley Young

DVSA Head of Policy and Chief Driving Examiner Lesley Young said: “Following our recent announcement about driving instructor conduct, we’re aware that some members of the driver training sector...

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NASP respond to DVSA Safeguarding statement

Each member of NASP – ADI NJC, DIA and MSA GB have issued their own response to the DVSA blog and Press Release, each one takes a slightly different...

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ADINJC Response to DVSA blog on ADI Conduct

Whilst we applaud DVSA’s aim to improve standards, ADINJC feels that the blog “making the conduct of driving instructors clearer” has a detrimental effect and in particular lowers the...

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Response from Quentin Willson to DVSA press release on ADI conduct

Message from our Patron, Quentin Willson ADINJC has received the following message from our Patron, Quentin Willson, following the recent DVSA blog and press release on ADI conduct –...

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Advice from Disability Driving Instructors for ADIs

ADINJC is grateful to John Rogers of Disability Driving Instructors for sharing this invaluable advice for taking candidates with Special Needs up for the new practical driving test.  John...

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DVSA Statement on Safety Aspects of New Test

The DVSA has issued a statement in the form of a letter from Lesley Young, Head of Policy and Chief Driving Examiner, on safety aspects of the new practical...

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Big Learner Relay 2017

And they’re off!  Year 4 of the Big Learner Relay kicked off with a fantastic convoy in Northern Ireland, some wonderful background shots of their handover points. In case...

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Reported Road Casualties 2016 – Figures Released

The full release can be read here: The headline figure is a total of 1.792 Road Deaths in 2016 up 4% on the previous year and the highest for...

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UK’s most car friendly cities

We thought you might be interested in some information from Oponeo.  They have compiled the latest data on various car-related issues in 12 popular cities in the UK. One of...

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Updated Information from DVSA on Part 3

We have this afternoon received the following from Jacqui Turland, Registrar – “Further to my email of 1 September 2017, I wanted to let you know that we have...

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DVSA releases new videos to help learners prepare for driving test changes

With less than 3 months to go to until the driving test changes, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has today (13 September 2017) published new videos about...

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