Driving test to be improved.
- From: Doug <smithx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 3 Oct 2010 22:42:29 -0700 (PDT)
Is it any wonder that so many people, including cyclists, are killed
and injured on our roads when the driving test has been admittedly
faulty and in need of improvement for many years?
"Changes to the driving test coming into effect in the UK later will
see people following a route "independently".
Candidates will not receive step-by-step directions from their
examiner during the 10-minute section, which will test how they drive
Test route maps will no longer appear online but the Driving Standards
Agency says learners can ask for reminders and will not be failed for
The number of reversing manoeuvres tested is to rise from two to
The DSA says the introduction of an independent driving part of the
test will allow examiners to better assess whether drivers are ready
to drive unsupervised.
It says candidates will be tested on their ability to drive in more
realistic situations, rather than memorising a pre-defined test route.
DSA chief driving examiner Trevor Wedge said the aim was to see a
candidate's "ability to drive safely while making decisions
"It's not a test of navigation and candidates won't be failed for
going off route," he said.
"The test is being improved to help produce safer drivers, but that
doesn't mean it's getting any harder. We know many instructors are
already teaching independent driving."
So they admit the test is being improved to 'produce safer drivers'.
It follows therefore that the test in the past has been deficient and
has resulted in some unsafe drivers being allowed on our roads. Very
UK Radical Campaigns.
A driving licence is a licence to kill.
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