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New local service for motorcycle test candidates in 8 areas

Motorcycle test candidates in 8 areas will soon be able to use a more convenient local service.

Motorcycle test candidate

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) will be offering module 2 motorcycle tests from another 8 driving test centres in areas where there isn’t already a local service:

  • Bridgend
  • Chesterfield
  • Hamilton
  • Letchworth
  • Rhyl
  • Southampton Maybush
  • Southport
  • Stranraer

These driving test centres were chosen after looking at the feedback from trainers, volumes of tests, the distance candidates have to travel and examiner resource.

Improving access to the motorcycle test

The move is part of a wider initiative to improve access to the motorcycle test. DSA is also recruiting more bike examiners and targeting existing resource at areas of high demand.

Best possible service

DSA Chief Executive, Rosemary Thew, said:

We want to provide the best possible service for all our candidates, and this includes making sure that people can take their test at a convenient location. This will also reduce the distance that candidates have to travel, making it cheaper.

We are always looking at how we can improve the service we offer and we will continue to look at opening more sites where demand and examiner resource allow. We plan to actively recruit and train more motorcycle examiners ready for 2014.

Published 4 June 2013