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Most Driving Tests for Nearly a Decade

Posted in General News on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Last year DVSA examiners oversaw 1.8 million practical driving tests which was the largest annual amount for nearly ten years. In addition to this, the DVSA carried out 80,000 vocational tests for the drivers of large commercial vehicles and 125,000 practical motorcycle tests. Last year saw one of the most radical changes the DVSA has implemented for a long time with the introduction of a new practical driving test. One of the key objectives of this new test was to help reduce the number of road deaths and serious injuries that occur on Britain’s roads annually, and together with the police and a number of road safety organisations the DVSA has played a pivotal role in reducing road deaths by 44% since 2006. DVSA Chief Driving Examiner, Lesley Young, commented: “I am proud of the work our staff do in making Britain’s roads safer, conducting the extra tests to bring waiting times down, on top of the successful introduction of the new driving test last December is a huge achievement.”

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