VIDEO: Driving test overhaul to include sat nav use

The driving test is to undergo its biggest overhaul in twenty years.

Saturday, 15th April 2017, 10:43 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 7:07 pm
Learners prepare to set off on their driving test. Picture: Simon Hulme

From December, there will be no compulsory three point turn or reversing round a corner manoeuvre.

Learner drivers will have to know how to use a satnav, however, and be able to drive independently for longer periods.

RAC director, Steve Gooding, said the new test would be a far more ‘realistic’ assessment of learner drivers’ abilities.

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But some argued that introducing an Australian style ‘graduated’ system would have been more effective in reducing accidents.

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