Proposed Changes to UK Driving Test

The DVSA are reviewing the UK Driving Test and plan the biggest update to the Driving Test in 20 years. They are taking into account modern technology and take into account “Real Life Driving”.

Proposed Changes to  UK Driving Test

By The Acclaim Team on 19th March 2015 in News

Proposed Changes to UK Driving Test

The DVSA are reviewing the UK Driving Test and plan the biggest update to the Driving Test in 20 years.  They are taking into account modern technology and take into account “Real Life Driving”.

In the update the 3 point turn could be dropped from the Driving Test and candidates will be asked to use a satellite navigation system instead of following road signs as they presently do.

The DVSA plan to trial the new Driving Test  and about 1,000 learners will take part in a trial of a new practical test, in 20 selected centres around the UK.

Under the other changes being considered, drivers may no longer need to reverse around a corner.  The DVSA said drivers may instead be asked to focus on more realistic everyday manoeuvres, such as reversing out of a parking bay, or re-joining the flow of traffic from the side of a road.

But reverse parking - either into a parking bay or parallel parking - would remain as one of the manoeuvres candidates could be asked to perform.  The two vehicle-safety questions are currently asked at the start of the test. In future, one these may be asked whilst the candidate is driving.

 

 

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