It has been very difficult to miss the changes to the UK driving test that were implemented in early December 2017. However, 4 changes have stood out more than the rest and the Mirror recently offered a great article looking at these in a little more detail.
Please read below for more details on the 4 biggest changes.
1. More independent driving
The current 10 minutes of independent driving will be increased to 20 minutes using a satnav OR traffic signs.
The examiner will decide if road signs or sat nav will be used for this part of the test.
2. Using a satnav
You might have spotted that in the previous section – the satnav is being introduced to the driving test.
The equipment will be provided and set by the examiner and all will use a standardised TomTom Start 52 model.
Four in five people doing their driving test will be asked to use the satnav.
3. Changes to manoeuvre
Currently, you’ll be asked to demonstrate one of four manoeuvres on your driving test.
From December 4, the ‘reverse around a corner’ and ‘turn-in-the-road’ manoeuvre will no longer be tested – although the DVSA say you should still be taught them by your instructor.
That means you’ll be tested on one of the following three manoeuvres: parallel park at the side of the road; park in a bay – either driving in and reversing out, or reversing in and driving out; pull up on the right-hand side of the road, reverse for 2 car lengths and rejoin the traffic.
4. ‘Show me, tell me’ questions
The ‘show me’ and ‘tell me’ questions about car safety will change slightly.
You’ll still be asked the ‘tell me’ question at the start of the test but the ‘show me’ question will be asked during the test – for example, demonstrating you know how to use the windscreen wipers.
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