Independent Review into DVSA Work

An independent review into the running of the DVSA has been launched, with findings and recommendations expected to be published this summer.

The agency was established in 2013 following the merger of the driver standards agency and VOSA and its responsibilities include enforcement checks, HGV tests, vehicle recalls, and theory and practical tests.

The DVSA also works with the traffic commissioners to licence and regulate the haulage industry. The government said the agency’s role, including as a regulator, would evolve as new technology, including connected and autonomous vehicles, start being deployed on UK roads.

The review is being led by an external independent reviewer, Sarika Patel, a non-executive director at the Office for Nuclear Regulation.

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