Standards Agency (DSA) - Driving Standards
the Driving Standards Agency ( DSA )
Driving Standards Agency (DSA) is a trading fund with turnover of
over £152 million for the year 2006/07. Income for the year
2007/08 is expected to be in the region of £165 million, fully
funded by fee income and revenue from non-statutory activities.
DSA employs 2,653 staff, of which some 1,911 are driving examiners.
In 2006/07 the Agency conducted over 1.8 million practical tests
for car drivers, 101,000 vocational tests and over 83,000 motorcycle
rider tests. Over 1.5 million theory tests were carried out at 158
centres. At the end of the year there were 41,507 people on the
Register of Approved Driving Instructors.
Vision and Mission
vision is “Safe Driving for Life”. The overall mission
is to contribute to the public service agreement objective to achieve
40% reduction in riders and drivers killed or seriously injured
in road accidents, in the age group up to 24 years, by 2010 compared
with the average for 1994-98.
contribution centres on:
standards for drivers, riders and trainers
education and the provision of learning resources
and supervising quality assured instructors
effective and efficient assessments conducted as computer based
and practical tests
The DSA have three core strategic aims. To deliver:
services to customers
outcomes for citizens
value for money
The DSA will monitor delivery of these strategic aims through 6
service to customers
journey time reliability on our roads
environmental impact, crime and anti-social behaviour
achievement of better value for money