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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:04 pm 
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http://www.ladbible.com/news/uk-the-dvs ... d-20170810

Seems like a good idea to me

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:53 pm 
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Just as well the DVSA tester was wearing that hi-vis vest otherwise I don't think I'd have spotted him in the passenger seat there. :lol:

Agreed, it is a good idea. The test has already been moving in this direction for a few years. My kids passed in the last couple of years or so and they had a list of "show me, tell me" tasks/questions that they needed to be familiar with. I think some of them involved showing the examiner something specific under the bonnet (maybe where to fill the washer bottle or maybe check the oil?)

When I did my test, there was basically nothing about the day to day operation of the vehicle. Mind you, there wasn't even a theory test as such. The examiner just asked you a few questions in the car. They usually had a flip book of road signs they could ask about and you were almost guaranteed that one of the questions would be about motorway driving (probably because a learner would never have driven on a motorway). I have done a theory test though because I had to do one before I could apply to do my bike CBT a few years back.


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The questions are a fair thing to add to the test.

Buy I did read somewhere they were going to do away with reversing round a corner and addin how to use a sat nav, which is frankly complete nonsense !

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Although not many people use reverse around a corner they have to learn the control of doing so and so I think it should stay

The extra questions are a good thing, show me how to turn on your headlights etc as you get plenty that pass their test and have never done so

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Tbh the driving test should be more rigorous on the practical aspect.

Reduce the amount of minors you are allowed. Far too many f**kwits on the road

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Over here there's no "L" plates you only drive with the instructor. The car has a sign on the top bit like our cabs.
The other day saw one, 30 mph zone with a car in the rain, about 5 metres off his rear bumper.
Now that would just cause me to slow down more and more.
I couldn't help thinking what a TOS........ you are mate.



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Reedy wrote:
Although not many people use reverse around a corner they have to learn the control of doing so and so I think it should stay

A lot of people say that, but when actually asked to keep a track of it, people do it more than they think they do (albeit, not usually trying to keep a regulation and regular distance from the kerb at all times while doing so). And, yes, the control of doing so is very important for all sorts of manoeuvres. e.g. reversing into a parking space in a car park isn't that different.

I did see just the other day that driving by satnav is going to be included.


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