- On April 16, 2017
- By Leigh Brookes
Date Set for the New Practical Test
The driving test in England, Scotland and Wales will change from Monday 4 December 2017.
The changes are designed to make sure new drivers have the skills they’ll need to help them through a lifetime of safe driving.
The 4 main changes to the test are:
• the independent driving part of the test will increase to 20 minutes
• most candidates will be asked to follow directions from a sat nav
• the reversing manoeuvres will be changed
• you’ll have to answer a vehicle safety question while you’re driving
Find out more about how the changes will work – it includes a video showing the changes.
You can also read a blog post about how the changes will affect driving instructors.