The New Driving Test 2018 Changes

DVSA Driving Test 2018 Changes

Earlier this year the DVSA announced some changes to the driving test, have a look at our earlier blog here to find out what changed.

In summary they where

  1. Independent driving part of the test will increase to 20 minutes
  2. Following directions from a sat nav
  3. Reversing manoeuvres will be changed
  4. Answering a vehicle safety question while you’re driving

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The Driving Academy Instructor’s Verdict

Well on Monday the new test came into play, we’ve had a few days to adjust, so we’ve been asking our instructors what they think. The general consensus seems to be the same with the sat nav being a typical sat nav giving a few ‘iffy’ directions with the examiner confirming the directions on some occasions.

 

 

Geoff Said

The examiner had to clarify a direction from the sat nav and the pupil got the parallel park exercise and passed with only 2 minors

Matty said

Overall the new driving test has received mixed reviews and still has some driving examiners unhappy with the pull up on the right manoeuvre – but we still think it is slightly easier to pass – do you have any feedback from a pupil point of view? Let us know!

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