motorbike-test The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) has announced that it will be offering module 2 motorcycle tests from another 8 driving test centres in the UK where there isn’t already a local service.

The move is a part of a much wider initiative designed to improve access to the motorcycle test and the new driving test centres were chosen after looking at feedback from trainers, volumes of test being carried out in the area along with the distance candidates were travelling to complete their test.

The areas chosen to offer the test are:- Bridgend, Chesterfield, Hamilton, Letchworth, Rhyl, Southampton Maybush, Southport, Stranraer

These driving test centres were chosen after looking at the feedback from trainers, volumes of tests, the distance candidates have to travel and examiner resource.

Additionally, the DSA has also announced that it is recruiting more bike examiners across the country targeting areas where there is significant or increased demand for motorcycle tests and where there are currently delays in taking exams. This move it is hoped will ease bottle necks which candidates have experienced in some areas meaning travelling long distances just to find a testing centre which can offer a convenient date.

For more information on the DSA recruiting for new Motorcycle Examiners or indeed applying to become a bike examiner please CLICK HERE

DSA Chief Executive, Rosemary Thew, said:

“We want to provide the best possible service for all our candidates, and this includes making sure that people can take their test at a convenient location. This will also reduce the distance that candidates have to travel, making it cheaper.

“We are always looking at how we can improve the service we offer and we will continue to look at opening more sites where demand and examiner resource allow. We plan to actively recruit and train more motorcycle examiners ready for 2014.”

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