About the Driving Standards Agency
The Driving Standards Agency is one of the executive agencies that forms the Motoring and Freight Services group, part of the Department for Transport.
We are a trading fund with planned turnover of around £200 million in 2010-11, funded almost entirely through fees and revenue from other road safety initiatives.
We are a national organisation delivering tests from over 400 practical driving test centres/multi-purpose test centres and around 150 theory test centres.
We have statutory responsibility for setting standards and conducting theory and practical driving tests. We are also responsible for:
- the statutory regulation of driving instructors and trainers
- the promotion of voluntary registers and non-statutory activities to improve driving standards and contribute to the wider road safety agenda