Motorcycling Kicking Back


The Department of the Environment (DOE) has published the – ‘DOE Driver, Vehicle, Operator and Enforcement Statistics April to June 2014. While not a riveting bedtime read the department says that the, “official statistics show that the number of Driving Test applications submitted to the DVA during the period April to June 2014 was 14,230, […]

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Tax Disc Gone


From today Wednesday the 1st October 2014, the paper tax disc will no longer need to be displayed on a vehicle. If you haven’t heard or have not been reading our updates on the ending of the paper vehicle tax disc after 93 years, then this article will be new news. Two of the most […]

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Theory Test Cheaper


Reduction in the cost of Learner Theory Tests The Department of the Environment (DOE) Minister Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan, has announced that the cost of the driving theory test will be cut by nearly 25%, saving learner drivers over £400,000 annually. Note that the annual £400,000 is not each individual learner driver or rider, […]

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DVLA Shade Of Blue


At Right To Ride we have been reporting on the DVLA (Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency) in Swansea, taking over the responsibility for all vehicle licensing services in Northern Ireland since the proposal in July 2013 suggesting the move to  Swansea to the withdrawal of issuing a paper tax disc for display on a motorcycle […]

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End Of The Road


Tax Disc End Of The Road The DVLA (Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency) in Swansea, who have now taken over the responsibility for all vehicle licensing services in Northern Ireland, have officially announced the end of the road for the need to display a tax disc. From the 1st October 2014 the requirement to display […]

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Tax Away!


Today (17th July 2014) sees the closure of Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) offices in Northern Ireland. This is because the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in Swansea will now take over full responsibility for all vehicle licensing services from Monday 21st July 2014. Stating the obvious, this means that you will no longer […]

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Restricted 45mph


Speed Awarness on Restricted 45mph Word has reached us that new riders riding on R plates have been stopped by the PSNI and have been “informed” that they are restricted to 45mph and thus are “breaking” the law. However this is not strictly true – naturally if you are doing 45mph in a 30mph limit […]

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“MoT Sculduggery……”


We love this spoof story on “MoT Sculduggery As 100% Pass Rate Investigated In Cookstown” from the Tyrone Tribulations – News from amongst the bushes. The main gist of the story is: “The chief of NI Vehicle Testing Agency has confirmed they have proof of underhand dealings at Cookstown Vehicle Test Centre after a bogus […]

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Outraged At London


Over the last few months we have been reporting on the threat to 300 employees of losing their jobs at the DVA (Driver and Vehicle Agency)  in Northern Ireland. The threat which is now a reality and looks like a foregone conclusion, as the announcement has been made by Ministers in London, to centralise all […]

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Rolling Road Trials


Update – The Rolling Road test was implemented in October 2014 For the last several months there have been rumours that the Driver & Vehicle and Testing Agency (DVTA) in Northern Ireland who “run” the MoT centres, are to introduce a rolling brake test for motorcycles. We at Right To Ride we have had various […]

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DVA Recognised


The DVA – Driver & Vehicle Agency has been recognised for exceptionally high standards in customer service Environment Minister Mark H Durkan today – Friday 14th February 2014 – congratulated the DVA on retaining the prestigious Customer Service Excellence Standard. The award is given to organisations that demonstrate that they are efficient, effective, excellent, equitable […]

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