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  1. Driving lessons, theory tests and driving tests to restart in England

    Driving lessons and theory tests will restart on Saturday 4 July 2020 in England, and car driving tests will restart from Wednesday 22 July 2020.

  2. Mandatory MOT testing to be reintroduced from 1 August

    Move will help ensure that vehicles are kept safe to drive.

  3. Coronavirus: letter from DVSA Chief Executive to driver and rider trainers about restarting instruction and tests

    Letters from Gareth Llewellyn, Chief Executive of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) about restarting instruction and tests.

  4. Coronavirus: letter from DVSA Chief Executive to driver and rider trainers

    Letters from Gareth Llewellyn, Chief Executive of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), to driver and rider trainers about coronavirus.

  5. Vehicle owners to be granted MOT exemption in battle against coronavirus

    Temporary exemption will enable vital services to continue, frontline workers to get to work, and people to get essential food and medicine during the COVID-19 outbreak.

  6. Driving tests and MOTs for heavy vehicles suspended for up to 3 months to help tackle spread of coronavirus

    Driving tests are suspended for up to 3 months except for critical workers, and MOTs for lorries, buses and trailers are also suspended for up to 3 months.

  7. DVSA opening hours: Christmas and New Year

    The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will be closed at times during Christmas 2019 and New Year 2020, but its online services will be available.

  8. DVSA response to media reports about decade-low driving test pass rate

    The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has rebutted claims that the driving test pass rate is at a decade-low because of a 'dangerous' manoeuvre.

  9. Road safety action plan announced to cut road deaths

    Seventy-four actions to improve road safety have been published.

  10. DVSA reveals top driving test faults made in the first year of the new test

    Failing to look properly at junctions and not using mirrors effectively are the top reasons people failed following changes made to the driving test in 2017.

  11. Older tyre ban in bid to improve road safety

    New rules on tyres could come into force early 2020.

  12. New videos to help learner drivers improve motorcyclist awareness

    Thought-provoking new videos are being launched to encourage learner drivers to be more aware of motorcyclists.

  13. How the Department for Transport used AI to improve MOT testing

    Learn how the Department for Transport (DfT) used clustering to ensure MOT standards remained high.

  14. Motoring agency business plans for 2019 to 2020

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

  15. Continued EU access for UK airlines, hauliers and bus and coach operators agreed

    Flights and access for hauliers and passenger transport between the UK and EU will continue whatever the Brexit outcome.

  16. Consulting on options to ban old tyres

    An update on potential changes to legislation,highlighting government's intention to consult on options to ban older tyres on heavy vehicles.

  17. Government to consult on ban on 10-year-old tyres to boost road safety

    Government to consult on options on banning older tyres.

  18. Tyres and vehicle safety

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

  19. 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.

  20. 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.