The DVSA has announced changes to the driving theory test, which will come into effect in April 2020 for new learner drivers in England, Wales, and Scotland. Instead of reading case studies and answering three questions about them, learners will soon have to watch a short, silent, video clips, which will be followed up with three multiple-choice questions. Test sitters can watch the video clip as many as times as they wish. This change does not apply to theory tests for motorcycles, lorries, bus or coaches and Approved Driving Instructors, part 1.
Following today’s announcement from the DVSA that changes to the driving theory test are coming into effect in April 2020 for new learner drivers in England Wales and Scotland, Peter Brabin, head of training at www.BillPlant.co.uk, commented:
Changes to the driving test will help save lives and improve road safety, said transport minister Andrew Jones. Learner drivers will need to pass a modern test that will include new manoeuvres and a longer independent driving section to make sure drivers have the skills, knowledge and confidence to drive on their own. The changes will also include a section where drivers use satellite navigation to find their way.
Britons pick up so many bad habits that the majority believe they would not pass their driving test again, if they had to re-take it, according to new research; as many confess to driving single-handedly and using gadgets.
Plans to improve driver and motorcyclist training in Great Britain were announced by Transport Minister, Andrew Jones on Friday 30 December 2016. The proposed changes will see competent learner drivers able to have lessons on motorways with an approved driving instructor in a dual controlled car. Allowing learners on a motorway is expected improve the awareness and experience of new drivers, which is aimed at boosting safety on roads in Great Britain.
The National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) has written to Andrew Jones MP, parliamentary undersecretary of state for transport, calling for a reform of the current testing regime for motorcycle riders.
New research for Kwik Fit, the UK’s largest automotive servicing and repair company, has revealed that the average driver knows only 79 per cent of UK road sign meanings, with one in five road signs a mystery. The research even reports that the majority of adults think drivers should retake their driving test periodically.
Millions of newly qualified drivers will be better prepared for life on the road under changes to the driving test that will better reflect real life driving. The proposals announced by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will help reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on our roads, and ensure safer drivers and journeys.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has outlined a number of proposed changes to the driving test, which are being made in order to improve road safety. The changes, subject to the outcome of research and consultation feedback, will be introduced in early 2017. The changes have been trialled with more than 4,500 learner drivers and 850 driving instructors in 32 locations across Great Britain. The 6-week consultation starts today and closes on 25 August 2016.
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.
Crispin Moger, CEO at Marmalade, the provider of cars and insurance for young drivers, has commented on the calls from the IAM to overhaul the current driving test. He explains the best way to promote driver safety for young people is to encourage the wider use of black box technology.
As the driving test reaches its 80th anniversary in the UK, leading road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) says it’s time the way we teach new drivers received a comprehensive overhaul to keep it relevant to today’s driving landscape and to the problems faced by young people on the road.
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 […]
Providers of gap insurance, Click4Gap, has said that many learner drivers are getting themselves into difficult situations. According to reports, DVLA data shows 22 per cent of UK drivers received points for motoring offences as learners.