Have you been looking to learn how to drive but have been struggling to pass your theory test? Well, today is your lucky day!

The DVSA have just announced some new essential changes to car theory tests with the aim to make these more accessible for every learner including those who struggle with reading difficulties or other learning disabilities such as dyslexia. So, I hear you ask, what are these changes and how will they affect me?

What Is This Change?

If you have previously taken a theory test or are preparing to take a test, you may be aware that as part of the test you are asked to answer 50 multiple choice questions. Within this you have to read a scenario in order to answer 5 questions related to it to test your knowledge of road rules.  This has now changed.

From 14th April 2020, you will now be asked to watch a short, silent video clip and answer only 3 questions relating to this. But don’t panic! As you answer the questions, you are able to re-watch the video at any point. There will also be options to watch the video full screen if you are worried that you may miss some small details, you will also be able to pause the video or use a progress bar to move to specific parts of the clip.

Will My Test Be Affected?

If you have booked your theory test before 14th April 2020, it is unlikely you will be affected by this change. However, if you fail a test and retake it after this date, you will then be subject to these changes. Currently, this change will only affect the car theory test, any other tests such as: motorcycle, bus, lorry or ADI part 1 tests will not be affected.

What Isn’t Changing?

Although, we may wish for there to be more changes, somethings need to stay the same. The pass rates within the theory test will not be changing, in order to pass you will still need to achieve a score of at least 43 out of 50 multiple choice questions and at least 44 points throughout the 14 clips available within the hazard perception portion of the test. Furthermore, there will be no changes made to the hazard perception test.

If you would like more information or would like to see an example of the new video clips included within the theory test, please click here.