Following trials of a new driving test format the Government are now set to introduce the new-style Driving test this year (or early next year) after the results of a public consultation.
If you are not already fully aware of the changes they are:
• increase the ‘independent driving’ part of the test from 10 to 20 minutes
• ask candidates to follow directions from a sat-nav during the ‘independent driving’ part
• replace the ‘reverse around a corner’ and ‘turn in the road’ manoeuvres with more real-life scenarios, eg driving into and reversing out of a parking bay
• ask 1 of the 2 vehicle safety questions (known as the ‘show me, tell me’ questions) while the candidate is driving, eg asking them to use the rear heated screen
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