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Driving Standards Agency (DSA) commercial services
The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) is the only agency in Great Britain charged with setting driving standards. DSA has a wealth of experience in assessing drivers and riders because it conducts over one million driving tests, across all categories of vehicle, every year. DSA also trains, tests and monitors the performance of examiners and sets the standards and syllabus by which all approved driving instructors teach driving.
Driver quality monitoring
The driver quality monitoring service (DQM) provides an objective and informed perspective of a bus and coach driver's ability.
The new government Road Safety Strategy has expanded the role of DSA to include assessing the standards of driving of professional drivers and assisting their employers to achieve high safety standards.
The objectives of DQM are to:
Occupational driver appraisals
DSA has the expertise to carry out occupational driving appraisals (ODA) and offers companies an objective and informed view of an employee's driving ability.
ODA aims to: