Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).


What they do

They help you stay safe on Great Britain's roads by setting standards for driving and motorcycling, and making sure that drivers, vehicle operators and MOT garages follow roadworthiness standards. They also provide a range of licensing, testing, education and enforcement services.


They are responsible for:

  • improving driving skills by setting standards for driving, riding and training and testing people to those standards
  • regulating standards of driving and riding instructors and making sure they’re approved to provide the right types of training
  • regulating the MOT scheme so that garages keep up the right standards to keep vehicles safe on the roads
  • making sure commercial vehicle operators, their drivers and their vehicles meet roadworthiness standards and follow safety rules
  • approving the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence courses that lorry, bus and coach drivers have to take to stay driving legally
  • providing advice, information and education for motorists to help keep all road users safe
  • providing vehicle operator licensing and compliance services to the standard agreed with the Traffic Commissioner for Great Britain and the Northern Ireland transport regulator

For more information go to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency website.


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