Roads Safety Minister Stephen Hammond has announced that the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) and Driving Standards Agency (DSA), are to merge into a single agency which will bring together their testing and standards services.
Alastair Peoples, VOSA Chief Executive, will become Chief Executive of both agencies and oversee a full merger over the next year.
He said : “I welcome the opportunity of working to bring together the vital road safety services we provide. The aim of combining the two agencies is to remove duplication of functions, improve efficiency and give our customers a simpler framework of agencies in which to work with”.
The announcement said there would be “no impact on our services”. The reforms are an outcome of the recent motoring services strategy consultation which aimed to offer motorists and businesses improved services with road safety and customer service top priorities.