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 Policy on using dash cams and cameras during the practical driving test.

This means from 1 June 2019, you can use dash cams and cameras subject to the conditions listed below. This doesn’t change our general policy on not allowing the recording or filming of theory or practical driving tests, or filming on our premises. 

 That includes recording inside or outside the test vehicle - for example, during a motorcycle test. The use of dash cams and cameras during the practical driving test is allowed, subject to the following policy and conditions.
 
1. The dash cam or camera is external facing only and doesn’t film the inside of the vehicle.
 
2. The dash cam or camera doesn’t record audio from inside the vehicle.
 
3. We will under no circumstances accept, comment on, or review audio or video footage provided by a test candidate or third party to facilitate a challenge to the conduct of any driving test or its result.
 
4. Any footage we receive in connection with an allegation of criminal activity or intent will be referred to the police.
 
5. Video or audio footage of a driving test mustn’t be shared with any third party or published by any means. That includes (but isn’t exclusive to) social media, broadcast media, internet or as an article in any journal, newspaper or book.
 
6. Where a vehicle is fitted with a dash cam or camera you’ll be asked by the Examiner to confirm that the equipment is in use and that it’s recording only external footage. You’ll also be asked to confirm that any audio element to the equipment is switched off. If this isn’t possible the test may be abandoned.
 
7. You should ensure that, if fitted, dash cams or cameras are positioned so they don’t affect the Examiner’s ability to clearly observe the road ahead or to the rear. If an Examiner’s view is affected you’ll be asked to either reposition or remove the dash cam or camera. If this isn’t possible the test may not proceed.
 
8. If you have a dash cam or camera fitted you should be aware that when recording video or audio that captures personal information, you must follow the law in the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018).
 
9. Images of people are covered by the DPA 2018, as is information about people which is derived from images - for example, vehicle registration numbers. So again you must follow the law in the DPA 2018. Participants at the GDL Stakeholder meeting.
 
Guidance Issued by the Registrar It’s important that you follow the conditions about using dash cams during a driving test outlined on the previous page. We’re issuing these as guidance from our Registrar, as defined in the Motor Vehicles (Driving Instruction) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010, as amended.
 
Breaches of this policy by an ADI or AMI, or any complaints received from third parties, will be viewed seriously and will be dealt with by our Registrar. They may result in the termination of registration.
 
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DVA Driving Examiners are Going Digital

We are embracing new digital technology to transform how we carry out driver testing.

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Assessment
Your role is to assess the ADI’s competence to deliver effective driving instruction. The ‘National standard for driver and rider training’ is expressed in terms of learning outcomes and there may be more than one way for an ADI to achieve those outcomes. Of course if an ADI does, or says, something that is clearly wrong it is important that you pick this up, especially where it could lead to a safety issue. However, your overall approach should be focused on recognising achievement and promoting improvement and development - rather than purely identifying faults.

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A major consultation to help pave the way for automated cars to be used on British roads is being launched, with all drivers invited to have their say.

Under the proposed measures, rules will be changed so automated vehicles can be insured for use on the roads.

In addition, the Highway code and regulations are to be altered so advanced driver assistance systems that change lanes on the motorway and park the vehicle by remote control can be used safely.

Separately, the government will next month launch a competition for a further £30 million from the Intelligent Mobility Fund, for research and development of innovative connected and autonomous vehicle technologies.

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Introduction of Graduated Driver Licensing and the Review of the Driving Test

We want to cut the number of people killed and injured on our roads. One of our big worries is that 1 in every 5 new drivers has a crash in their first 6 months of driving and generally younger drivers are involved in more crashes than older drivers. To make young drivers safer we must make driver training and testing better.

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