The number of HGV driving licence tests taken and passed surged in the year to 31 March 2016. Category C tests increased by 29% to 45,513 (2015: 35,303). There was a corresponding increase in passes, up 30% to 24,502 (18,867), equivalent to a pass rate of 53.8%. At the heavy end, category C+E tests were up by more than a quarter (26%) at 19,614 (15,582). Here there were 10,973 passes, 20% higher than the previous year (8,764), which meant the […]
Compliance levels in Northern Ireland have continued to improve, the latest figures from the Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) show.
The chancellor has ignored calls to introduce a training fund to tackle the chronic shortage of HGV drivers in today’s Autumn Statement.
The DVLA appears to have postponed plans to abolish the driving licence paper counterpart from 1 January, yielding to concerns the new system would introduce unnecessary complexities.