Two government departments that deal with vehicles are merging today

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The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) and the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) will be replaced by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) from today onwards.
    Roads Minister David Hammond explained, “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, explained the government hoped this would benefit customers:
  "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.” 
  Areas which will come under the new DVSA include:
 
  • Driver and rider testing
  • Regulation of MOT testing
  • Regulation of driving and rider instructors
  • Test and inspection of commercial vehicles
  • The issue of goods and passenger vehicle operator licences
  • Roadside inspections