The practical driving test is due to change with effect from 4th December 2017 ! The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency wants to reduce the number of deaths on the roads in the under 19 year old age bracket by greater use of high speed roads in the test.
These are the changes :
- The independent driving part of the test to be increased to 20 minutes (currently 10 minutes)
- Use of sat nav to follow directions during independent drive in 4 out of 5 tests (remainder will have to follow road signs as before)
- There will be three possible reversing manoeuvres – parallel park on road, park forward in to a bay (reverse out) and pull up on right hand side of road and reverse for 2 car lengths
- The “Show Me” question will now be asked on the move (the “Tell Me” question will still be asked at the start of the test)
Please see the following video clip to view the changes: