DVSA – 81% of new drivers better prepared for real life driving

81% of new drivers better prepared for real life driving
Today (4 December 2018) marks 1 year since the driving test changed, to be more like real-life driving.

The changes included:

  • using a sat nav while driving
  • driving on a wider variety of roads.

New research into driving test changes

Research published today shows over 80% of newly qualified drivers said the test better prepared them for driving on Great Britain’s roads.

86% of candidates also said they used a sat nav at least some of the time after passing their test, saying practising with it was “more realistic and was a more likely scenario to encounter in the future”.

Read the full research impact summary