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Online hub to help learner drivers ahead of law change

Learning to drive and want to boost your confidence and driving skills on a motorway? Then why not prove it by testing your skills on a free online driving hub. The DrivingHub is being launched to help people improve learner drivers’ safety awareness in the run up to a law change on June 4. The

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DIA GDPR Guide 2018

Data protection law has changed. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). Any company, big or small, will need to

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How MOT changes will affect the driving test

From Monday 4 June 2018 you won’t be able to use vehicles (except motorcycles) for practical driving tests if they: are displaying an engine malfunction indicator lamp (MIL), or a MIL that doesn’t work, or have inoperative reversing lights (if the vehicle was first used after 1 September 2009) This is in line with the

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Changes to the Theory Test to be introduced

The driving Theory Test questions are changing to make the test more accessible for everyone, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced. The agency have teamed up with the British Dyslexia Association, the British Deaf Association and other stakeholders to make the test more accessible for candidates. The revised questions in the theory

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Examiners prescribed tablets

DVSA have published their digital strategy for 2018 to 2022, which sets out their plans as they work to become a digitally enabled organisation.   In the paper, published this week, DVSA indicated how they plan to better meet the needs of all their users and stakeholders. To help meet the needs of ADI’s the digital

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DVLA Digital Services new vehicle enquiry service now live

DVLA’s online vehicle enquiry service, ‘Check if a vehicle is taxed and has an MOT’ has now reached live status! Try it out for yourself here. While the service is fully up and running, DVLA Digital Services are continuing to add new features and improve the user experience. Please don’t hesitate to provide feedback to help them build

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DVSA celebrates driver and rider testing services

Gareth Llewellyn, DVSA Chief Executive, released a report, commissioned to showcase the excellent services and support DVSA staff and examiners provide in celebration of their commitment and passion in helping people through a lifetime of safe driving. Find a link to the report here.

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Data protection and the use of in-car cameras

You can apply existing guidance from the ICO surrounding the use of surveillance cameras to the use of in-car cameras. We’d urge you to read through the ICO’s ‘Data protection code of practice for surveillance cameras and personal information’. A lot of the information covered holds true for in-car cameras, such as rules surrounding data

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Sign up to the new trainer booking agreement

In the latest DVSA blog post, Mark Winn informed you about the changes coming to the trainer booking service, from 3 April 2018. To make sure you can continue to book tests using the service, you’ll need to sign up to the new agreement on GOV.UK. You’ll need to do this after 2pm on 3

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Booking your standards check online

From 3 April 2018, you’ll be able to book your standards check on GOV.UK. When your standards check is due, the DVSA will send you a reminder letter. You’ll then need to book your standards check online within 14 working days. You’ll get a link to the online booking system in your letter, so you can

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