Say goodbye to those L-plates for good
In December 2017, the DVLA made several changes to the practical driving exam. The new test attempts to ensure drivers are equipped with the skills they need for a lifetime of safe driving.
These updates come as a result of a high young driver death toll. Road accidents are responsible for 15% of deaths for people between the ages of 15 to 25. Sadly, almost all road accidents are preventable.
One of the main changes to the practical driving exam is the introduction of sat navs with 81% of examinees will now follow TomTom directions to pass. With 1 in 14 “near misses” occurring due to distractions from sat navs, drivers must prove that they know how to safely use the equipment.
Other significant changes include longer independent driving times, different reversing manoeuvres, and the “show me” question being asked during the test. To find out more about the new changes and how to pass your driving exam, check out Waterman’s handy infographic.
A guide to passing from Watermans