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    Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

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    • Tyres and vehicle safety

      An update on measures being taken to improve tyre and vehicle safety.

    • New online service for commercial drivers to pay DVSA fines

      Lorry, van, bus and coach drivers can pay roadside fines from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) using a secure online service from 29 January 2019.

    • EU Exit: road haulage

      A road haulage statutory instrument has been laid in Parliament which is designed to ensure UK law operates effectively if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

    • DVSA opening hours: Christmas and New Year

      The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will be closed at times during Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019, but its online services will be available.

    • Commercial vehicle operators using old tyres to face investigations

      Vehicle operators found using tyres more than 10 years old will face a follow-up investigation and potential regulatory action.

    • Roads update: 23 November 2018

      Update to the operators of heavy vehicles guidance.

    • New MOT standards improving our air quality

      The number of cars failing emissions tests has more than doubled since the new MOT introduced stricter emission rules on 20 May 2018.

    • Hazard perception test now features more weather conditions

      The hazard perception part of the theory test now includes clips to test a learner driver’s ability to spot developing hazards in different weather conditions.

    • Checks for lorry emission cheats start across Great Britain

      Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) examiners will routinely check lorries they stop at the roadside for emissions cheat devices.

    • Haulage and Trailers Act bolsters EU exit preparations

      New powers provide reassurance for hauliers to continue planning for a smooth EU exit.

    • Motorcyclists encouraged to make their riding more enjoyable

      The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is encouraging motorcyclists to brush up on their skills to make their riding safer and more enjoyable.

    • MOT rule changes: 20 May 2018

      The MOT test changed on 20 May 2018, with new defect types, stricter rules for diesel car emissions, and some vehicles over 40 years old becoming exempt.

    • DVSA earned recognition scheme launched

      The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) earned recognition scheme was officially launched today (Tuesday 24 April 2018).

    • Motoring agency business plans for 2018 to 2019

      Publication of the business plans for motoring agencies of the Department for Transport.

    • Law change could lead to a smarter generation of motorway users

      Learner drivers about to take their driving test could get their first taste of motorway driving after a change in the law.

    • Learner drivers on motorways from 4 June 2018

      Learner drivers can take motorway driving lessons with an approved driving instructor from 4 June 2018.

    • DVSA steps up safeguards to protect learner drivers

      The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed driving instructors who have relationships with learner drivers could be removed from the register.

    • Drivers’ hours: changes to fines for commercial drivers

      The rules will change from 5 March 2018 so lorry, bus and coach drivers who drive tired will be fined for every time they've done it in the last 28 days.

    • First businesses to benefit from DVSA transport scheme announced

      Thirty businesses and public sector organisations are now benefiting from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) earned recognition pilot.

    • First MOT test to remain at 3 years to protect road safety

      The wait for the first MOT test on cars and motorcycles won't be extended to 4 years due to safety concerns.