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The new driving test, are you ready?

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The new driving test, are you ready?

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Changes to the driving test come into force on Dec 4th of this year, so are you ready for the changes?:

  • The Independent Driving part of the test has been increased to 20 mins, roughly half of the test. 4 out of 5 candidates will be asked to follow a pre-set sat-nav and 1 in 5 will be asked to follow road signs.
  • The Turn In The Road and Reverse Around a Corner manoeuvres have been replaced by pulling forward into or reversing into a bay, and pulling up on the right hand side of the road, reversing back a couple of car lengths and moving off again.
  • One of the show me questions will be asked on the move, such as operating headlights or windscreen wipers.

The rest of the driving test remains as before, including the possibility of a parallel park as a manoeuvre and 1 in 3 candidates being asked to perform an emergency stop.