26 January 2023

Driving examiners to wear body worn cameras

Driving examiners recently began wearing body worn cameras to help tackle an increase in abuse. DVSA has taken this decision due to an increase in unacceptable violent and abusive incidents against driving examiners since testing restarted after the pandemic restrictions. Although the most recent figures show incidents of abuse have dropped since, they still remain

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The driving test backlog to be cleared ‘within next few months’, minister hopes

The driving test backlog will hopefully be cleared “within the next few months” according to ministers following pleas for urgent action from MPs representing rural areas. Richard Holden, transport minister, said waiting lists for driving tests are reducing “rapidly” and he pointed to 300,000 new practical test slots. However, Conservative MP Greg Smith stated that

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