April 22, 2009

Driving Test Fee Hike

Britannia Driving School is alarmed at the at the above, inflation increase to driving test fees which came into effect on the 1st April 2009.

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) has a perverse business philosophy – when applications for driving tests are forecasted to decline they increase the price. Any sane business (apart from banks) would try to improve customer numbers by reducing the price. Other Business have competition – unfortunately, the DSA does not.
Shadow roads minister Robert Goodwill said it “beggared belief” that minsters could even think about putting up costs when so many families were struggling during the recession.

As from 30th march 2009, the cost of the car driving theory test has gone up from £30 to £31 while the car practical driving test has increased from £56.50 to £62.

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has increased the cost of replacing a lost licence, updating a photograph every 10 years as required, and having endorsements removed from £17.50 to £20.

Simon Bush of Britannia Driving School said: “The increases in driving test fees have come at a bad time for learner drivers; the DSA is kicking consumers while they are down.”

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