Big changes in driving test revealed - The Evesham Observer

Big changes in driving test revealed

Evesham Editorial 8th Dec, 2017   0

THE BIGGEST changes in the driving test since 2010 came into force on Monday.

In the new test the independent driving section increases to 20 minutes with four out of five candidates following instructions on the sat nav.

Participants will answer a vehicle safety question whilst driving and reversing into a parking bay becomes part of the test, as does pulling safely over to the right hand side of the road and moving off again.

Shocking statistics show road crashes are the biggest killer of young people, accounting for a quarter of all deaths of 15 to 19-year-olds.

It is hoped the new test, which will be sat by more than 220,000 current learner drivers, will bring about a decrease in that number by ensuring they have the knowledge and skills they need for a lifetime of safe driving.


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