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DSA announces closure of Cardiff area office

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) has announced the closure of its area office at Caradog House in Cardiff.

18 January 2011

Cancellation of identity cards: changes to ID requirements

• ID cards cancelled from 21 January 2011 • guidance updated for reporting for theory and practical tests • change also applies to Driver CPC periodic training

12 January 2011

Issue 23 DSA motorcycle update

This issue includes details of the motorcycle test review announcement and trainer booking feedback.

21 December 2010

Driving tests and bad weather

• Winter weather forecast • Driving tests may be affected • Advice issued for driving test candidates

24 November 2010

Braking exercise change for lorry, coach, bus and trailer tests

• Off-road exercise no longer necessary • Candidates will perform exercise on-road • Realistic test of ability

08 November 2010

DSA launches Facebook page for learner drivers

• Page for learner drivers • Safe driving advice and tips • Visit

04 November 2010

DSA to stop publishing questions used in theory tests

• Candidates need to understand theory • End to memorising answers • Unpublished questions used from 1 January 2012

01 November 2010

Electronic parking brakes suitable for tests

• Vehicles with electronic parking brakes can be used for tests • Change from 1 November 2010 • DSA responds to advances in vehicle technology

01 November 2010

DSA and SQA honoured in road safety awards

• Prince Michael International Road Safety Award • honour for Safe Road User qualification • qualification aimed at 14-16 year olds

27 October 2010

Chief driving examiner launches official Facebook page

• Page for road safety professionals • New way of keeping people informed • Visit

05 October 2010