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About the Driving Standards Agency

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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: