April 10, 2014

DVSA Has Been Launched

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) and Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) have been merged to form the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency from 2nd April.

Roads Minister Stephen Hammond launched the DVSA, bringing together a range of motoring services including driving tests, goods and passenger vehicle testing, operator licensing and the supervision of MOTs. The merge of the two agencies is to provide more convenient and cost effective services for motorists.

The merger follows a consultation last year looking at how the government can reform its motoring services agencies to put customers first, reduce costs and improve consistency.

DVSA will be responsible for setting, testing and enforcing driver and vehicle standards in Great Britain and will this year conduct 1.5 million theory tests and 1.6 million practical driving tests amongst other services

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