Price of theory section of driving test to be cut

Learner drivers are to pay less for the written part of the driving test, the government has announced.

Under government plans, which are now out for consultation, the cost of sitting the theory section of the test will be reduced from £31 to £25 from October this year, with a further drop of £2 planned to come into effect in October 2015.

The proposals could save learner drivers more than £100m over the next nine years.

Transport minister Stephen Hammond said: 'We are determined to keep motoring costs down, so we want to make sure theory tests offer the best value for money while continuing to meet rigorous standards. The theory test plays a vital role in making sure that new drivers know the Highway Code and the rules of the road and today's announcement shows we are determined provide cost-effective services that keep our roads among the safest in the world.'

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