theory test price 2014
Motorcycle practical tests cost ВЈ75 for the on-road test, and ВЈ88.50 during evenings, weekends and bank holidays. The off-road element costs ВЈ15.50.
Some tests for lorry and bus drivers, and driving instructors will also fall.
“This has been achieved without compromising on the vital role the theory test plays in making sure that new drivers know The Highway Code and the rules of the road,” said Transport Minister Stephen Hammond.
The practical car test still costs ВЈ62 on a weekday, and ВЈ75 in the evening after 16:30 and during weekends.
Cost savings are also being made available to motorcyclists and prospective ADIs – here’s a full breakdown of the reductions across the board:
From October 1st, the cost of the car theory test will fall from £25 to £23 as promised by the DVSA in 2014; the price of test was previously reduced from £31 to £25 last year. The DVSA said at the time that the planned reductions would mean learner drivers saving almost £100 million over the next decade.
According to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) the car or ride–a motorcycle theory test is made up of two parts.
The multiple choice part is delivered using a touch screen computer and mouse and the hazard perception part records your responses through the use of a computer mouse button. Both parts of the test are taken on the same day and you need to pass both, otherwise you fail the test and you have to retake.
The cost of the car and motorcycle theory tests will drop from £31 to £25 in October 2014, and then to £23 in October 2015.
“We want to make sure that we continue to keep pace with customers’ needs and deliver services in a way which is both convenient and cost effective.”
The move, which is at the moment limited to Northern Ireland, comes after new contracts were negotiated with theory test providers in the province.
Many learner drivers in Northern Ireland will surely be happy to hear this good news, as bringing down the cost of driving will always benefit new and young drivers.
The fee for the theory driving test will fall by £6 in October 2014, taking the cost of a test from £31 to £25, with a further drop of £2 in October 2015.
The practical car test cost remains the same at £62 on a weekday, and £75 in the evening after 16:30 and during weekends.
Was amazed when I received the email from the DVSA.
DVSA wrote: The fee for a car driving theory test will fall by £6 in October this year, taking the cost of a test from £31 to £25, with a further drop of £2 in October 2015.