DVSA “plays a crucial role” in making sure road users get around safely

11.40 | 15 February 2024 |

The Government has launched an independent review of the DVSA so that it ‘remains well placed to provide excellent services to keep Britain moving safely and sustainably’.

The DVSA is responsible for carrying out driving tests, undertaking roadside checks and approving people and centres to carry out MOTs.  

The review is part of the wider Cabinet Office public body review programme and will assess DVSA on four criteria: efficiency, efficacy, accountability and governance. 

With the rise of new vehicle technology and automated vehicles, the review will also ensure DVSA continues to evolve as new technology is rolled out on UK roads

Guy Opperman, roads minister, said: “The DVSA plays a crucial role in making sure road users get around safely and with confidence, helping learners pass their driving tests and giving drivers peace of mind by ensuring MOTs are carried out to exceptional standards.

“This review will help us understand how the DVSA can continue to improve, evolving alongside vehicle technology and keeping Britain moving safely and sustainably.”

The review will also assess how DVSA works with its wide range of stakeholders within and outside of Government to help keep Britain’s roads safe.

Nick Bitel, DVSA’s non-executive chair, said: “Our vision to 2030 sets out our aim to keep Britain moving, safely and sustainably.

“Supported by our professional and dedicated colleagues, we’re taking a service-led, customer-focused approach to the way we work, modernising and transforming our services to make them even better and more efficient, helping meet the needs of our customers and make road transport safer, greener and healthier.”



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