The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) does not monitor the ethnicity of applicants for a provisional driving licence.
The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) completed an Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) on the processes for applying to take a driving test in January 2008. This confirmed they were not influenced by ethnicity or race.
DSA’s driving test booking processes are validated annually via a ‘mystery shopping’ exercise. This ensures the assessment is undertaken anonymously and independently by independent researchers. This survey is undertaken to ensure that the processes validated by the EIA are performed correctly and fairly.