Learner drivers still facing up to six-month wait for driving tests in the UK


Learner drivers continue to face lengthy waiting times for practical driving tests, in some cases as long as 24 weeks.
Learner drivers struggle to book tests amid backlog

Chronic shortage of driving instructors


Driving test backlog could stretch into 2022
Learner drivers struggle to book tests amid backlog

Learners struggle to book tests amid backlog


Learner drivers are scrambling to book driving tests amid a backlog of around 420,000 people caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Tesla Model S and Model X receive 1,000bhp+ Plaid variants and interior upgrades

Tesla’s new U-shaped steering wheel is legal


Are the U-shaped steering wheel yokes shown in images of the new Tesla Model S and Model X legal? We asked the regulators.
What to do if your car is due an MOT during the coronavirus lockdown

Coronavirus: Can I still get my car MOT'd?


Travel is now only permitted in certain circumstances due to the lockdown, but some people will be due to get an MOT over the next few weeks.
Almost half of under-25s think driving should be on the school curriculum

Four in five Brits support additional driving test


The majority of British motorists are in favour of second practical tests to help improve driving standards, according to a new survey.
Learner drivers battle to book tests post-lockdown with six-hour online queues

Learners in eight-hour queue to book driving tests


More than 230,000 learner drivers in England and Wales faced queues of up to six hours to book driving tests today as the DVSA website reopened.
Those who pass driving test first time are safest drivers, says study

Those who pass driving test first time are safest


New research has settled the debate about whether or not the best drivers actually pass first time.

Less than half of learners pass tougher theory


Pass rates for car theory tests are 25 percentage points lower than they were in 2007, statistics from the Department for Transport have shown.
Is your numberplate legal? Most drivers can't tell, survey reveals

Most motorists cant identify a legal numberplate


A survey has found most drivers don't know what the fines for using illegal numberplates are — and even more can't identify a legal design.
Can you drive with a flat tyre?

Can you drive with a flat tyre?


Tyres are vital to the safety of your car. As the only part of the vehicle that touches the road, any defects or excessive wear can lead to...
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VW Polo still sold with rear seat belt fault


Despite being recalled for a safety issue, the Volkswagen Polo is still being sold with a faulty rear seatbelt design.
DVSA pushes for Mercedes-Benz to issue emissions recall

DVSA presses Mercedes-Benz to issue recall


Mercedes-Benz is being pressed by the DVSA to issue a UK recall, after after diesel "defeat devices" were found in some of its cars.