The practical driving test is changing to now include learner drivers to follow a route independently.
Candidates will not receive step-by-step directions from their examiner during the 10-minute section, which will test how they drive unsupervised.
Test route maps will no longer appear online but the Driving Standards Agency says learners can ask for reminders and will not be failed for getting lost.
I see this change as an improvement as it will better mimick driving in the real world. Learners will need to be more confident at the wheel and be able to read and make use of signs.
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10th July 2012
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