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The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is an executive agency of the UK Department for Transport
Department for Transport
(DfT). It carries out driving tests, approves people to be driving instructors and MOT testers, carries out tests to make sure lorries and buses are safe to drive, carries out roadside checks on drivers and vehicles, and monitors vehicle recalls. The responsibilities of DVSA only cover Great Britain. In Northern Ireland the same role is carried out by the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA).

Contents

1 History 2 Purpose and aims 3 Responsibilities 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

History[edit] It was announced on 20 June 2013 that the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) and Vehicle and Operator Services Agency
Vehicle and Operator Services Agency
(VOSA) would merge into a single agency in 2014[2]. The name of the new agency was confirmed as the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) on 28 November 2013.[3] DSA and VOSA were abolished on 31 March 2014, and DVSA took over their responsibilities on 1 April 2014. Purpose and aims[edit] DVSA's stated purpose is 'helping you stay safe on Britain's roads. It does this by:

helping people through a lifetime of safe driving helping people keep their vehicles safe to drive protecting people from unsafe drivers and vehicles

On 30 March 2017, DVSA published a strategy for 2017 to 2022[4] setting out how it would do this. Responsibilities[edit] DVSA is responsible for:

setting the standard for safe and responsible driving and riding carrying out theory and practical driving tests for all types of motor vehicles maintaining the register of approved driving instructors approving training bodies and instructors to provide compulsory basic training and direct access scheme courses for motorcyclists running the tests that allow people to join and stay on the voluntary register of driver trainers who train drivers of car and van fleets setting the standards for the drink-drive rehabilitation scheme, running the scheme and approving the courses that offenders can take conducting annual testing of lorries, buses and trailers through authorised testing facilities (ATFs) and goods vehicle testing stations (GVTS) conducting routine and targeted checks on vehicles, drivers and operators ensuring compliance with road safety legislation and environmental standards supervising the MOT scheme so that over 20,000 authorised garages carry out MOT tests to the correct standards providing administrative support to the Traffic Commissioners in considering and processing applications for licenses to operate lorries, buses, coaches and registered bus services conducting post-collision investigations monitoring products for manufacturing or design defects, highlighting safety concerns and monitoring safety recalls providing a range of educational and advisory activities to promote road safety

See also[edit]

Driving examiner (United Kingdom) Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
(DVLA) Highways England

References[edit]

^ " Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency - Our management". GOV.UK. 9 April 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2016.  ^ "Improving services for motorists". GOV.UK. 20 June 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2017.  ^ " Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency named". GOV.UK. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2017.  ^ "DVSA strategy, 2017 to 2022". GOV.UK. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2017. 

External links[edit]

Official website

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Department for Transport
Department for Transport
of the United Kingdom

Great Minster House 33 Horseferry Road London SW1P 4DR

Ministers

Secretary of State for Transport Minister of State for Transport 3 Parliamentary Under-Secretaries of State

Executive agencies

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Maritime and Coastguard Agency Vehicle Certification Agency

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Acts

Locomotives on Highways Act 1896 Motor Car Act 1903 Road Traffic Act 1934

Organisations

British School of Motoring Disabled Motoring UK Driver and Vehicle Agency Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Driving Standards Agency IAM RoadSmart Motor Insurers' Bureau Safety Camera Partnership

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Britain's Worst Driver Clarkson's Car Years Driven (TV series) Driving School Fifth Gear For The Love Of Cars Jeremy Clarkson's Motorworld Sniff Petrol Top Gear (1977 TV series) Top Gear (2002 TV series)

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