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)

Blackpool                                                        Mitcham

Cheetham Hill (Manchester)                           Norwich

Enfield                                                             Oxford

Farnborough                                                   St Helens

Folkestone                                                      Sunderland

Handsworth (Sheffield)                                   Swansea

Kings Heath (Birmingham)                             Weston-super-Mare

Lincoln                                                            York

driving testIn 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 emailingtest.research@dsa.gsi.gov.uk for more information.”

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