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Cheaper learner driver tests coming in October

The cost of the driving theory test will be cut by 25%, saving learner drivers over £100 million over the next 9 years.

The fee for a car driving theory test will fall by £6 in October this year (2014), taking the cost of a test from £31 to £25, with a further drop of £2 in October 2015 down to £23.

Theory test fees for motorcycles and other categories of vehicle will also be reduced (see table below). The changes have been confirmed following a public consultation, which you can read here.

DVSA Chief Executive, Alastair Peoples, said:

“By agreeing new contract arrangements for the delivery of theory tests we have secured significant cost savings, and it is right that we pass these savings on to our customers. We want to make sure that we continue to keep pace with customers’ needs and deliver services in a way which is both convenient and cost effective.”

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.

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