This is a list of what DVSA’s Content Design team worked on during December 2016, and what we plan to do next.
It's divided into lists of new or updated content we've designed and published, existing content we're significantly improving, and what we plan to do during January 2017.
New or updated content
To meet the needs of users, we have:
- worked with the Department for Transport (DfT) to publish a news story about plans to allow learner drivers on motorways, and a consultation asking for views on these proposals
- published a news story about plans to improve motorcycle and moped training, and a consultation asking for views on these proposals
- created graphics and videos to promote the motorcycle and moped training consultation - you can see them on our Despatch blog, and on Twitter
- published a news story about a new register of large goods vehicle (LGV) driving instructors which has replaced a previous scheme administered by DVSA
- republished guidance on using the operator compliance risk score (OCRS) system following some changes to the way the system works
- published the latest theory test and driving test data sets for individual test centres, covering June 2016 to September 2016
- updated the page about our services to include more of our service standards
- worked with the Government Digital Service (GDS) to update content about specialist tests for lorries and specialist tests for buses and coaches, ready for the end of the Reduced Pollution Certificate scheme on 1 January 2017
- published a news story about 2 of our officers being awarded police commendations for bravery (well done Neil and Paul)
To do a better job of making government work for users, we have:
- worked with GDS to publish an improved guide about compulsory basic training (CBT) for motorcycle and moped riders
- moved the CBT syllabus from a PDF document to the GOV.UK manual format, making it more accessible for the 53% of users accessing it on mobiles and tablets
- continued work to review content about becoming an authorised testing facility - these are private premises where DVSA examiners carry out annual vehicle tests on lorries, buses and coaches
- continued work to replace the guide to maintaining roadworthiness and other related guidance with a single guide on keeping lorries, bus and coaches in a roadworthy condition
Things we plan to do next
In January 2017 we expect to:
- withdraw guidance for driving instructors and learner drivers taking part in our driving test trial when it ends on 6 January 2017
- start work on editing 3 videos explaining how CBT courses work, and how the 2 motorcycle test modules work
- continue with our current improvement work
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