Driving test fee set to rise

The fee for taking a driving test is to rise because of a fall in the number of people taking the examination. The Driving Standards Agency wants to raise the weekday car test fee from pounds 23.50 to pounds 26.00. Fees for tests on weekday evenings, after 4.30pm, and Saturdays would rise from pounds 35 to pounds 36. The number of tests fell from 2 million in 1990 to 1.65 million in 1992, which has led to a pounds 6m shortfall in the DSA's revenue over the past three years.