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How can you take an easier theory test?

Abridged theory test Rather than take the 50-question theory test, you can take a 35-question theory test if you have received a Safe Road User award in the last three years. The pass mark is much easier – just 30

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Should all drivers be able to read English?

England is a multicultural country and all that diversity is good for our economy. We have a thriving tourist industry, too, with over 37 million visitors in 2016. There’s a hidden problem, though: literacy in written English Up to one

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Theory test fees being reviewed – have your say

DVSA is consulting the public over the cost of theory tests. Recently we ran a survey of 1056 driving instructors and 30.4% of them thought the current costs for getting a licence were too much. The proposal by DVSA is

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Driving tests no longer available in foreign languages

Both the theory and practical driving tests are only available in English or Welsh. This was a change that was called for by 70% of respondents to public consultation by the then DSA (now DVSA). Previously candidates could take their

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Driver CPC: training deadline reminder

10 September 2014 is the deadline to finish your first round of Driver CPC periodic training if you’re a lorry driver with ‘acquired rights’. Acquired rights are where you have obtained a Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) through existing experience

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Relaxing for your driving test

How do you calm those nerves before your practical or theory test? Here are six ways which you can beat those anxious feelings and ace the test. It is your natural reaction First, it’s not abnormal or unusual for people

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Government introducing new measures to reduce the cost of driving

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling announced today (23 October) that the government has announced a raft of measures to help reduce the cost of driving. If you don’t take into consideration the cost of purchasing a car, the UK is one

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