The Revolution Driving Tuition Blog

Driving Test Fees Increased from April 1st 2008

Unfortunately not an April fools joke, the DSA’s increased test fees have now come into effect as of April 1st 2008 after being originally proposed in the Summer of 2007. Car drivers will see an increased price on the Theory and Practical test with Motorcycle test fee increases to follow in September.

The latest driving test fees for car drivers are as follows:

Theory Test: £30 (increase of £1.50)

Practical Test: £56.50 (increase of £8.00)

In a report by the BBC, the DSA Chief Executive stated:

“The Driving Standards Agency has to cover its costs in providing driving and riding tests to learners throughout the country.

“We are already planning to make efficiency savings of £4.8m this year and a further £6m in 2008-9, but to make sure we continue to offer an excellent service, the fees we charge must match our costs.”

What are your thoughts on the price increases? Do learner drivers already pay inflated costs for test fees or are the new prices justifiable?

Enjoy this post? You might also be interested in…