March 17, 2015

Driving Test to Revamp at 80

Many happy returns to the practical driving test, which celebrates its 80th birthday today!

Compulsory driving tests originally began in the UK on March 16th, 1935, following the implementation of the Road Traffic Act one year earlier.

However the driving test has undergone many changes in its lifetime – with many more elements being introduced, such as Independent Driving, the Bay Parking manoeuvre, and even the Driving Theory Test back in 1996, and the Hazard Perception Element in 2002.

Now with the Practical Driving Test having turned 80 years old, many are calling for revolutionary changes in the requirements of the test to avoid the “carnage” of the high numbers of young people’s deaths on UK roads.

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Safe driving from Britannia!