Going the extra mile from 2000

Here is a snippet of a history of changes regarding how things have moved on since the turn of the century

4 January 2000 – The touch -screen theory test was introduced

1 February 2001 – People gaining a full car licence must pass Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) before being allowed to ride a moped.

14 November 2002 – The Hazard Perception element was introduced into the theory test using video clips to test candidates’ awareness of hazards on the road.

1 September 2003 – “Show me” “Tell me” vehicle safety questions were added to the beginning of the driving test.

September 2008 – Eco-safe driving assessment was introduced into car driving tests.

September 2008 – The driver certificate of professional competence (CPC) was launched for professional bus drivers.

April 2009 – The new two-part motorcycle test was introduced

September 2009 – A case study was introduced into the theory test to assess a candidates’ understanding of driving theory

September 2009 – Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) was launched for professional lorry drivers.

December 2017 – Four main changes to the car test were introduced, an 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 changed and the answering of vehicle safety question while you are driving

What’s ahead

Use of sat-nav on tests for DVSA LGV tests?

4 June 18 РRule 253 of the Highway Code changing  to allow learner drivers fro cars to have motorway lessons with an approved ADI.


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