The government wants new drivers to be prepared for driving on their own, and not just passing the driving test
The driving test needs to be reviewed so that the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) can better assess whether new drivers can drive safely and competently on their own on our busy modern roads.
DVSA has spent time talking to driving instructor associations, academics and others with a road safety interest to see what can be done differently.
The content of the test is set in law, so there are limits to what can be changed. For example, the ‘show me, tell me’ questions must be done, but we can consider how they’re actually carried out.