The cost of the driving and riding theory test could be cut by 25 per cent under plans announced by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), according to Motorcycle Trader.
The proposals, which could save learner drivers in excess of £100 million pounds over the next nine years, are contained in a public consultation on changes to theory test fees. The plans would see the cost of a motorcycle and car driving theory test fall by £6 in October this year, taking the cost of a test from £31 to £25, with a further drop of £2 planned in October 2015.
Transport Minister, Stephen Hammond, said; “We are determined to keep motoring costs down, so we want to make sure theory tests offer the best value for money while continuing to meet rigorous standards.
“The theory test plays a vital role in making sure that new drivers know the Highway Code and the rules of the road. This announcement demonstrates our commitment to providing value for money services that help to keep our roads among the safest in the world.”
The consultation follows the government’s commitment to reduce the cost of motoring. It also sets out proposed reductions for motorcycle, bus and lorry theory tests.
Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) Chief Executive, Alastair Peoples, said; “By agreeing new contract arrangements for the delivery of theory tests we have secured significant cost savings, and it is right that we pass these savings on to our customers. We want to make sure that we continue to keep pace with customers’ needs and deliver services in a way which is both convenient and cost effective.”
This consultation will run until the 15th of May 2014. CLICK HERE to find out more.