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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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Date announced for Learners on motorways

The UK’s largest representative body for driving instructors, Driving Instructors Association (DIA), has today welcomed the news that Learners will be allowed on motorways from June this year – particularly welcoming the caveat that training can only take place in a dual control car under the strict supervision of an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI). A press

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Isleworth driving test centre: relocation

The driving test centre at Worton Hall will close on Friday 4 May 2018. A new test centre will open at The Wireless Factory on Thursday 14 May 2018. Tests are now available to book Venue Details Isleworth driving test centre Unit 8 The Wireless Factory Fleming Way Isleworth TW7 6DB

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Enfield LGV Test Centre: temporary closure

Enfield LGV (Large Goods Vehicle) test centre has been closed while DVSA worked to evict a group of travellers who were living on the site. The group have now been moved, and a large clean up of the site has started. We’ll keep you informed as soon as the test centre reopens. Alternative test locations Yeading Cygnet Way, Willow

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EXCLUSIVE: DVSA responds to DIA concerns on safeguarding sanctions announcement

In response to widespread concern within the ADI community in reaction to the announcement last weekend of new sanctions for ADIs found to be engaged in sexually inappropriate relationship, (or found guilty of other serious safeguarding breaches), DIA has urged DVSA to address the lack of balance in their original press announcement and to reassure

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DIA challenges DVSA single track tack on safeguarding issues

The Driving Instructors Association has expressed concern at DVSA’s handling of the communication of a new policy focused on safeguarding in the sector – and is furthermore challenging the agency on whether an enforcement only approach, predominantly focused on one single element of safeguarding, is the most effective way of ‘stepping up’ safeguards for pupils

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