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Update on the Safe Towing Scheme

A number of Members have enquired about the Safe Towing Scheme, a new B+E accredited training scheme being delivered jointly by the National Towing and Trailer Association (NTTA) and Diamond Advanced Motorists. We apologise for the delay in fully launching the scheme, and in particular the delay in being able to provide interested organisations with

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DVSA lifts Covid-19 restrictions for driving tests

From the DVSA: We are lifting COVID-19 restrictions affecting driving and theory tests in England from 1 March in line with the government announcement that English restrictions ended from 24 February. The changes in England are: • face coverings will be a personal choice for practical and theory test candidates and examiners• driving tests will

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DVSA Update: training more examiners to be vocational examiners

From the DVSA: DVSA remains committed to supporting the government in addressing the HGV driver shortage.   We are working with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and using their facilities and vehicles to train 22 of our existing examiners to do vocational tests.   The training is taking place at the MoD training base in Leconfield, in

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Trialling reverse parking manoeuvre in non DVSA car parks

DVSA is to launch a reverse parking trial at 15 driving test centres across Great Britain. This will enable the reverse parking manoeuvres on the car driving test and ADI part 2 test to be carried out in non-DVSA car parks. The trial will start on 1 February 2022 and run for around 6 weeks.

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What DVSA are doing to answer more of your calls
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What we are doing so we can answer more of your calls

Update from the DVSA: Since the start of the pandemic, the number of calls to our customer services centre has increased dramatically. Between October and December 2021, we received 359,000 calls. That’s 82% higher than we the number of calls we received in the same period in 2019. We have worked hard to try and

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What DVSA are doing to answer more of your calls
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What DVSA are doing to answer more of your calls

Since the start of the pandemic, the number of calls to the DVSA customer services centre has increased dramatically. Between October and December 2021, they received 359,000 calls. That’s 82% higher than we the number of calls they received in the same period in 2019. They have worked hard to try and meet this additional

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HGV testing services – face covering legal requirements in Wales

From Saturday 11 December face coverings will be a legal requirement during professional car driving lessons and practical tests in Wales unless an individual is exempt. This follows the Welsh Government’s announcement to make face coverings a legal requirement in a range of settings in Wales. This is one of a range of Welsh Government measures

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DVSA streamlining the process to become a lorry and bus driver
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Car and trailer rules coming into force

From the DVSA: We wrote to you on 23 November to let you know that the changes to B+E testing had been re-laid in parliament to restart the process for this change. The legislation has now been passed and the changes have been brought into force today, 16 December. What this means for car drivers

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DIA Conference 2022

GET BACK ON TRACK

It’s been far too long since our last conference, and a challenging two years in between. So it’s time to regroup and get back on track, as an industry and as individual businesses. And what better venue than overlooking the iconic racetrack at Brands Hatch!

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