In Dec 2017 there will be four main changes to the UK Driving Test:

1. The independent driving part of the test will increase from 10 to 20 mins

2. Following Directions from a Sat Nav

  • Only an Examiner provided Sat Nav can be used
  • They will set up the Sat Nav and route
  • You’ll be able to ask Examiner for confirmation of where you are going, if you are unsure
  • 1 in 5 tests wont use a Sat Nav. These will be checked using road traffic signs

3. Changes to reversing manoeuvres. No longer will you be asked to ‘reverse round a corner’ or deliver a ‘turn in the road.’ Your test will consist of one in three possible reverse 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 (the examiner will tell you which you have to do)
  • Pull up on the right-hand side of the road, reverse for 2 car lengths and rejoin the traffic                                                                                                                   UKGOV

4. Answer two vehicle safety questions during your test.

  • Tell Me: You’ll need to explain how you would carry out a safety task. This will be asked at the beginning of your test before you begin driving
  • Show Me: You’ll have to show the Examiner how you carry out a particular safety task (like using the controls to put on your windscreen wipers and washing the windscreen)

The rest of the driving test and its cost will remain the same.

Speak to an experienced and knowledgeable member of staff at A Pass 4 U 03458 121007 (Calls charged at local rate) to find out more details or head on over to the UKGOV website to learn more.