DVSA Announcemet - Driving test changes from December 4th 2017

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
  • answering 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.