- On April 25, 2018
- By linwestern
DVSA digital strategy published
We’ve published our digital strategy for 2018 to 2022, which sets out what we’re doing to become a digitally enabled organisation.
Using tablets during the driving test
As part of this, we’re transforming services for driving tests and motorcycle tests, including allowing our driving examiners to record test results directly onto a tablet, rather than on paper, by the end of the year.
A driving examiner is not there to supervise a learner driver during their test, as they are observing and assessing the learner’s skills (regulation 16 of the Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) Regulations 1999).
During the test, the tablet screen won’t be visible to the learner driver, and the rest of the tablets functions will be turned off.
We’ll be blogging more about how this will work soon.
Using a tablet while practising
As a driving instructor, it is your responsibility to supervise a learner driver at all times. You should not use a tablet or mobile device while the vehicle’s engine is switched on.
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