Next week the fee for a car or motorbike driving theory test will fall by £6, taking the cost of a test from £31 to £25.
Other categories of vehicle also benefit with a reduction, as shown in the table below.
Transport Minister, Stephen Hammond, said:
We want to keep costs down for all motorists – that’s why we have frozen fuel duty – and by reducing the cost of the theory test we will save aspiring motorists around £9 million annually.
This has been achieved without compromising on the vital role the theory test plays in making sure that new drivers know The Highway Code and the rules of the road. I am delighted that theory tests will now offer better value for money while continuing to meet these rigorous standards.
|Type of test||Current cost||October 2014 cost||October 2015 cost|
|Car theory test||£31||£25||£23|
|Abridged car theory test||£24||£19||£18|
|Motorcycle theory test||£31||£25||£23|
|Driver CPC module 1 (part 1): lorry and bus multiple-choice questions test)||£35||£28||£26|
|Driver CPC module 1 (part 2): lorry and bus hazard perception test)||£15||£12||£11|
|Driver CPC module 2 : case studies test||£30||£24||£23|
|Approved driving instructor (ADI) part 1 test||£90||£83||£81|
Darren has owned several companies in the automotive, advertising and education industries. He has run driving theory educational websites since 2010.