This week marks 80 years since the introduction of the driving test in Great Britain. The test became compulsory on 1 June 1935. In 1934 there were just 1.5 million cars in use, but over 7,000 people were killed on the country’s roads. Within a year of the introduction of the test, the number of deaths had fallen by 1,000, and has continued to improve.
The hazard perception section of the driving theory test has been recognised with a national road safety award for its role in reducing the number of accidents and potentially saving hundreds of lives every year. The Prince Michael International Road Safety Award highlights that the introduction of the hazard perception test in 2002 could account […]
UK Transport minister Stephen Hammond has announced a reduction of 25 per cent to the cost of the driving theory test. The Government is presenting this measure as part of a package designed to reduce the cost of motoring, predicting that learner drivers will reduce expenditure by more than £100m over the next nine years.