The New Driving Test Explained
The DVSA has published information for driving instructors outlining what their pupils can expect from the changes to the driving test.
The redesigned test will be launched on 4 December, and is designed to ensure that newly qualified drivers have the skills, knowledge and confidence to drive on their own.
The blog post features a number of short videos highlighting the changes in action, together with an explanation of the instructions that will be given to pupils.
The length of the test won't change as a result of the changes, as it has been designed to fit into the current appointment time. Initially a test may take a couple of minutes longer, but this should reduce as examiners become more familiar with the process. However, a close eye will be kept on this and a timing study will be carried out in March 2018, once the new test has had time to settle in.