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DVSA chief to speak at Young Driver Focus 2017

25 January 2017

Story from Road Safety GB.

The country’s chief driving examiner will explain to delegates at the 2017 Young Driver Focus how the government is going about transforming the driving test.

Lesley Young, head of policy and chief driving examiner at the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) , will use her presentation to outline the results of research into proposed changes to the driving test, which were announced last July.

She is responsible for the development of policies for all the DVSA’s services including driver, rider and vocational theory and practical tests, vehicle testing (including MoT) and compliance and enforcement. The DVSA’s high profile scientifically robust research study looking at the driving test is being cited as one of the best examples in the world. It will provide updates on understanding of basic information about learning to drive in Great Britain, including time taken to learn, number of hours of tuition and the proportion of drivers having crashes within six months of passing their test.

Now in its fourth year, Young Driver Focus (YDF) examines current and future thinking with regard to the challenge of reducing crashes and casualties caused by the high-risk young drivers. It is intended for both private and public sector road safety professionals.

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