May 12, 2008

Driving Test Marking System To Get Even Tougher

A major change, heavily publicised in recent months, was that 15 driver errors in the practical driving test would result in a fail.
Research suggests that this change in the marking system, brought in on 4th May 1999, will lead to an extra 10,000 failures a year.
Proposals to decrease the 15 threshold to 12 could add to an extra 40,000 failures.
The Government is looking at the research which has shown that candidates who commit minor errors in the test are more likely to have accidents after they have passed. The date for reducing the pass mark from 15 to 12 has yet to be announced.

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