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Good news for learners as theory test price is reduced

Date: 23/06/2014 04:18:35
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

The cost of a driving theory test is being reduced from £31 to £25 as of October 2014, it has been announced.

There is also expected to be a further two pound reduction introduced in October 2015, bringing the total cost down to £23. The lower price is expected to save learner drivers almost £100 million over the next ten years, reports theguardian.co.uk.

The same lower fee for theory tests is also set to be introduced for motorbikes and other vehicles including buses and lorries.

Transport minister Stephen Hammond explained his aim to keep costs down for all motorists.

"That's why we have frozen fuel duty - and by reducing the cost of the theory test we will save aspiring motorists around £9 million annually," reports itv.com. "I am delighted that theory tests will now offer better value for money while continuing to meet these rigorous standards."

He went on to claim the savings have been achieved without compromising on the "vital role" that theory tests have in making sure new drivers know the Highway Code.

Alastair Peoples, chief executive of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), added: "By agreeing new contract arrangements for the delivery of theory tests we have secured significant savings, and it is right that we pass these savings on to our customers."

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