LAUNCH: Stephen Hammond MP
Roads Minister Stephen Hammond has officially launched the brand-new Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).
Replacing the Driving Standards Agency and Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA), the new body will be responsible for setting, testing and enforcing driver and vehicle standards in Great Britain.
It employs more than 4,000 staff.
Mr Hammond said: “The creation of DVSA builds on the vital work that has already been done to improve road safety and offer modern, cost effective services for motorists.
“The merged agency offers the opportunity to increase efficiency and further explore ways of providing innovative, convenient services.”
Alastair Peoples, Chief Executive of the DVSA, added: “By bringing testing and standards services into a single agency we will make life easier for customers by putting them at the heart of the services they rely on and providing a more coherent approach to service delivery.”