UK Driving Test To Include Sat-Nav

UK Driving Test To Include Sat-Nav

Home / News | posted on 18 04 2017

The driving test in the UK will be updated to include a 20-minute section guided by sat-nav.

The Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced that the changes will come into effect from the 4th December 2017, in what is the first major change to the driving test since 1996. A spokesperson for the DVSA said: "Using a satnav goes some way to addressing concerns that inexperienced drivers are easily distracted, which is one of the main causes of crashes. We're moving with technology and the technology that new drivers will be using". The AA's president, Edmund King, believes the new test would produce better drivers. "We know that new drivers are a higher risk on the roads, therefore we need to better prepare them for real-world driving", he said. "These changes will test drivers in a more realistic manner which is essential to improving their safety once their L-plates are removed".

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