Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Driving Tests

Department for Transport written question – answered on 28th September 2020.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Earl Attlee Earl Attlee Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency permits the use of armoured or automatically commanded vehicles for H licence driving tests; and if so, what assessment they have made of any such policy.

Photo of Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness Vere of Norbiton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Tests conducted in commanded armoured vehicles are currently under review. The Department for Transport and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency are in discussions with the Ministry of Defence and the Vehicle Certifications Agency about what military vehicles are suitable for category H practical driving tests. This includes an assessment of the legality of such vehicles, notably in relation to the Construction and Use Regulations, and the safety implications given that the requirement is for the test to be conducted on public roads.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.