Book Your Theory Test Today understands that the DSA (Driving Standards Agency) and VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency) will be replaced by a new agency.
Book Your Theory Test Today can confirm that the DSA and VOSA will be replaced by a newly formed agency known as the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency).
“The new agency will be responsible for maintaining vehicle standards”, Transport Minister Robert Goodwill revealed.
Book Your Theory Test Today understands that the new agency will employ 4,600 staff and will be held accountable for setting, testing and enforcing driver and vehicle standards throughout the UK.
In a statement from Robert Goodwill, featured on the official Government website, he said: “In June  the department announced that the DSA and VOSA would merge to form a new agency. This decision was made following the motoring services strategy consultation, and is a demonstration of the Government’s commitment to put customers and businesses at the heart of its services.”
He added: “The two organisations have a history of working closely together and the merger is an opportunity for the DVSA to provide even better and more efficient customer service to motorists and commercial operators. I fully support the new agency and look forward to seeing the DVSA take shape from April 2014.”
Although officially established in November 2013, the name change will gradually be introduced ahead of a formal launch of the new agency in April 2014.
Book Your Theory Test Today has been informed that the DSA and VOSA will be incorporated into the new agency and a new branding strategy will demonstrate this until their services and trading funds are merged over the course of the next financial year.
Book Your Theory Test Today can also confirm that the current Chief Executive of the DSA and VOSA, Alistair Peoples, will be given the role of Chief Executive for the new, single agency.
The DVSA will have a wide variety of responsibilities, including:
* Processing applications for licences to operate lorries and buses
* Operating testing schemes for all vehicles
* Enforcing vehicle laws to ensure that they comply with legal standards and regulations
The agency will also be responsible for monitoring drivers’ hours and licensing requirements, providing training and advice for commercial operators, investigating vehicle crash sites, defects and recalls and running tests for instructors of large goods vehicles and driver trainers.
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