The change to the practical driving test
4th December 2017
1 One of the two show me tell me questions will be asked on the move, such as show me how you clean your windscreen.
2. Independent Driving will last longer (20 minutes drive) you will either follow a sat nav route or be given verbal directions to follow as it currently is.
3. One of the following Manoeuvres will be carried out
a) drive into and reverse out of a parking bay(currently taught)
b) reverse into a parking bay and drive out. (currently taught and tested)
b) carry out a parallel park against a stationary vehicle (currently taught and tested).
c) topull up on the right side of the road and reverse 2 car lengths back whilst taking effective observations. You will then be asked to drive off from that right hand side.
Please note I personally will still be teaching all manoeuvres regardless, as I want to make sure learners have all the skills they need for future driving.
- watch the ‘tell me’ questions video
- watch the ‘show me’ questions video
- view the full list of questions on GOV.UK
We’ve also updated ‘the official DVSA guide to learning to drive’ book to include all the new elements of the driving test. This edition will be available to buy from Monday 18 September 2017, from www.safedrivingforlife.info/
|Learner drivers will be allowed on motorways from 2018|
|Learner drivers will be allowed to take motorway driving lessons with an approved driving instructor in a car with dual controls from 2018.
Any motorways lessons will be voluntary. It will be up to the driving instructor to decide when the learner driver is competent enough to have a motorway lesson.
Find out how the rules will workin the full announcement.
You can also read a blog post about how this will affect Pass Plus, what new drivers think, and what guidance will be available