Driving test trials to begin
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is to shortly start its research into how the driving test can be improved.
As revealed on DIA News, the research will examine how the driving test could be made more realistic and better prepare drivers for modern day driving.
Part of this will involve trialling a new version of the driving test where candidates will use a satellite navigation system; carry out different manoeuvres; and answer ‘show me-tell me’ questions on the move.
The following 20 test centres will be used for the trial:
Basildon Lower Gronal
Bishopbridge (Glasgow) Musselburgh (Edinburgh)
Cheetham Hill (Manchester) Norwich
Farnborough St Helens
Handsworth (Sheffield) Swansea
Kings Heath (Birmingham) Weston-super-Mare
In a statement, the DVSA commented: “Participation in the research is only open to ADIs who operate out of one of the 20 selected test centres, and we recently held a series of meetings to provide more information on how to get involved.
“If you are an ADI who uses one of these test centres, you can still take part in the research by firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.”