Transport Twitter channels
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables you to read each others' updates, known as tweets.
- Department for Transport @transportgovuk
- Driving Standards Agency (DSA) @dsagovuk
- Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) personalised registrations @dvlapers_reg
- Highways Agency (HA) @highways_agency
- Highways Agency (HA) traffic feeds @HAtraffic_seast, @HAtraffic_swest, @HAtraffic_east, @HAtraffic_wmids, @HAtraffic_emids, @HAtraffic_nwest, @HAtraffic_neast, @HAtraffic_yorks, @HAtraffic_pen9
- Highways Agency (HA) holiday routes @holidayroutes, @HR_southwest, @HR_lancslakes, @HR_channelports
- Highways Agency (HA) spring @HA_spring
- Highways Agency (HA) winter highways @winterhighways
- Highways Agency Christmas @HA_Christmas
- Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) @mca_media
- Transport Direct
Departmental twitter policy
The Department for Transport (DfT) twitter channel (@transportgovuk) is managed by the Digital Engagement Team, on behalf of colleagues across the department.
We do not use automation tools e.g. RSS feeds to generate tweets.
If you follow us, you can expect between two to ten tweets a day.
Tweets will include alerts about:
- Press releases
- New content published on our website
- New content uploaded to other digital channels e.g. YouTube
- Marketing campaign messages
- Invitations to consult
- Information from our Ministerial team about what they’re doing
- Occasional live coverage of events
If you follow us on Twitter we may follow you back. Being followed by us does not imply endorsement of any kind.
We will update and monitor our Twitter account during office hours, Monday to Friday. Twitter may occasionally be unavailable and we accept no responsibility for lack of service due to Twitter downtime.
@Replies and Direct Messages
We welcome feedback, ideas and engagement from all our followers, and endeavour to join the conversation where possible. However, we are not able to reply individually to all the messages we receive via Twitter.
The Digital Engagement Team read all @replies and Direct Messages and ensures that any emerging themes or helpful suggestions are passed to the relevant colleagues in the department.
We cannot engage on issues of party politics or answer questions which break the rules of our general comments policy.
The usual ways of contacting us for official correspondence are detailed in the contact us section of our website.
Driving Standards Agency (DSA) twitter policy
DSA's Twitter feed @dsagovuk will be updated with the latest:
- news stories
- press releases
Why use Twitter to follow DSA?
There are lots of benefits of choosing to follow DSA on Twitter:
- you'll be one of the first to find out about latest DSA news
- you can follow other government organisations, including Directgov and Business Link all in one place
- you can access Twitter on your mobile, so even if you're not at your computer you can stay up to date
- you can subscribe to DSA's Twitter RSS feed - you can use this to have our latest messages appear in your web browser, email application or even onto your desktop if you have installed an RSS reader; you won't even need to remember to check for new messages!
- if you have your own website you can include your own latest 'tweets' on your homepage
- you can 'retweet' messages of the people you're following so you're followers can read them too
Don't worry if you're new to Twitter! If you need help with getting started and want to get a feel for the basics go to help.twitter.com.