Category: Driving News, Views & Opinion

Driving Test Pass Rates

A common question for people to ask when they are learning to drive is “What are the driving test pass rates?” Well here they are for 2020. You will notice that there is a lot of variation in pass rates among the test centres; but this does not mean that the examiners there apply a…
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A Mask for My Driving Test?

Do I have to wear a mask for my driving test? Yes, the wearing of face coverings is compulsory. However, if there is a valid medical reason why you cannot wear one, you need to state the reason for this when you book your test. This may mean that you have to travel to a…
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New Highway Code Rules

A consultation is currently underway with proposed new Highway Code rules. The writers are considering making various alterations; particularly with regard to the following vulnerable groups: cyclists pedestrians horse riders The main changes suggested to the Highway Code: introducing a hierarchy of road users, to ensure that those who can do the greatest harm have…
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Coronavirus Hits Driving Tests

The Coronavirus hits driving tests and MOT testing, with testing suspended for up to three months. In the light of the Covid-19 threat, the DVSA has taken the step of closing all test centres as a precaution against the spread of the virus. The closure also applies to the theory test centres around the country.…
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The History of the UK Driving Test

1935 The history of the UK driving test begins in 1935. The driving test was first introduced on 16th March by the Road Traffic Act of 1934. At first it was a voluntary test in order to avoid an initial rush of candidates. The first person to actually pass this test was a Mr R…
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International Driving Permits

I consider international driving permits to be a danger to people in the UK. Why do I say that? Because in some countries driving licences are very easy to come by. Applicants need only to pass the most rudimentary of driving tests, or in some cases no test at all that we would recognise. They…
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Why Speed Humps are Bad

Well there goes another £250 on the car. It failed its MOT. The cause? Broken coil springs which are the direct result of having to drive over thousands of car breaking speed humps. How I hate those things! You might think someone who has spent so many years in road safety would be in favour…
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UK Driving Tests Go Digital

UK Driving Tests Go Digital in October 2019. If you have already taken a test, you may notice a change in the way it is conducted. The traditional paper driving test report used by examiners is being phased out, to be replaced by an iPad. The content of the report sheet will remain basically the…
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