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Do you have your driving test coming up? Or do you wish to find out more about road safety in the UK? If so, call Number Contact to be transferred to the DSA contact number.
Reasons why you would need to call the DSA contact number?
- To book a practical driving test.
- To book your driving theory test.
- To find out more about road safety in the UK.
Services provided by the DSA
The DSA, also known as the Driving Standards Agency was responsible for road safety in Great Britain. However, in March 2014 it was replaced by the DVSA, also known as the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.The DVSA is responsible for several things, such as administrating driving and theory tests, setting standards for road safety and more. Using the DVSA website, you can book your driving test, book your theory test, check the MOT status of a specific vehicle, use operator licensing self service. You can also get the latest news on things like changes to theory test fees, changes to bus driving test rules, ADI standards checks, foreign language driving tests, technical qualifications and more. You can also get detailed information on transport regulation and safety.
Theory Test Costs (From October 2015)
The cost of theory test fees for several vehicles will drop from October 2015. You can find the newly revised list of fees here:
- Car theory test- Used to cost £25, will now cost £23.
- Abridged car theory test- Used to cost £19, will now cost £18.
- Motorcycle theory test- Used to cost £25, will now cost £23.
- Driver CPC part 1: multiple choice- Used to cost £28, will now cost £26.
- Driver CPC Part 1: hazard perception- Used to cost £12, will now cost £11.
- Driver CPC Part 2: case studies- Used to cost £24, will now cost £23.
- Approved driving instructor part 1 test- Used to cost £83, will now cost £81.
Driving Test Costs
The cost of a practical test will vary, depending on whether you need to take it on an evening (4.30pm onwards), weekend or bank holiday.
Car- £62, £75 for evenings/weekends/bank holidays.
Motorcycle- Module 1 costs £15.50 and module 2 costs £75 or £88.50 for evenings/weekends/bank holidays.
Extended tests for disqualified drivers- car tests cost £124, or £150 on Saturdays. Motorcycle tests cost £150, or £177.
Lorry, bus and coach- Part 1a theory test costs £28, part 1b costs £12, part 2 certificate of professional competence costs £24, part 3 driving ability test costs £115, or £141 on evenings/weekends/bank holidays. Lastly, part 4 the vehicle safety demonstration costs £55, or £63 on evenings/weekends/bank holidays.
Car and trailer- Practical test costs £115, or £141 on evenings/weekends/bank holidays.
Tractor and other specialist vehicles- Practical test costs £62 or £75 on evenings/weekends.
Taxi and private hire vehicles- hackney saloon vehicles/private hire saloon vehicle tests cost £79.66 or £96 for evenings/weekends/bank holidays. Wheelchair accessible vehicle tests cost £92.94, or £112.34 for evenings/weekends/bank holidays.
If you do not pass your test and you wish to take another one, you will have to pay the full amount again.
About the DSA/DVSA
The DSA was an executive agency of the Department for Transport. The agency promoted road safety in Great Britain by aiming to improve driving and motorcycle standards. It also set the standard for education and training. It was announced in 2013 that the Driving Standards Agency would merge with the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency into a single agency in 2014. The new name, Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency was confirmed in late 2013. In April 2014, the DVSA took over all the responsibilities of the DSA. To find out more about what the agency does, visit the website.