Driving test stats
The Department for Transport will publish new driver and rider test and instructor statistics for October to December 2012 (Quarter 3) on 28 February 2013.
The rules for moped and motorcycle licences changed on 19 January 2013, along with the rules about the moped or motorcycle that can be used on test. As a result of these changes, DSA has received a number of requests asking for the number of tests conducted and passed before and after this date. Statistics showing this information weren’t due to be published until June 2013. However, because there’s strong public interest in this information, arrangements have been made for their
publication on 28 February 2013. You’ll find these stats on GOV.UK from that date.
7% drop in road deaths
The latest road casualty figures (Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain: Quarterly Provisional Estimates 2012 Q3) show there were 1,760 fatalities in the year ending September 2012. This represents a 7 per cent drop from the year ending September 2011. However, the number of people killed or seriously injured rose to 24,860, a 2% increase compared with the year ending September 2011 (24, 473).
Pay for tests online with confidence
DSA has become a member of the Barclaycard Risk Reduction Programme - a national security programme created to recognise responsible management of the security risks associated with payment card transactions.
To achieve membership, DSA had to fulfil criteria such as:
not storing sensitive authentication data
conducting an annual risk assessment in line with the risk reduction programme
carrying out a test to check the level of protection from hackers
This means that DSA’s customers book and pay for their tests using the official test booking site with confidence.