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Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Driving Tests

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 57068, tabled on 15 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that the safety standards of HGV driving tests are not lowered as a result of the reversing exercise element being tested separately by a third party.

Answered on

20 October 2021

Consistent with other areas of delegated vocational testing, the Department for Transport and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency will ensure there is a meaningful quality checking and auditing process for those organisations which will carry out the assessment of the off road exercises.

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