Nicholas Smith


If your driving test is booked in Yorkshire for week commencing 19/12/22 or Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire for week commencing 26/12/2022 and you have not heard from the DVSA you must attend the test centre at your test time or you may be marked as a no-show and lose your test fee. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency examiners continue their strike action this week with disruption at DVSA test centres in the North of England…

The DVSA have released a large amount of data on driving tests conducted from up to June of this year. These figures show that test success rates have fallen overall but gives hope for certain age and gender related demographics. Based on the data, the worst performance at the first attempt over the period was

A recent ballot by the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) has resulted in an 86.2% vote in favour of strike action in a dispute of pay and conditions. The PCS Union represents workers in government departments and quangos including the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). Both the DVSA and DVLA’s potential strike action will affect the driver training industry. Turnout in the ballot was 51.6%, exceeding…

Every 4 years an Approved Driving Instructor should receive a standards check every 4 years. However the backlog for standards checks has reached the level where it is unlikely to be dealt with any time soon. Instead the DVSA have introduced a new system to arrange standards checks for instructors who demonstrate the most pressing