June 22, 2009

Escort Drivers to Attend Driving Test Debriefs

Accompanying drivers, whether ADI or unqualified escorts, will be required to sit in on all car practical test and the test debrief from October 2010.

Other key proposals, which are to be introduced in a number of phases over several years, include:

o The continued roll out across GB of new pre – driver qualification in safe road use
o Introduction of a partial credit for the test for car drivers for those awarded the new pre –  driver qualification in safe road use
o The trial of a new 3D hazard perception test (HPT)

Simon Bush of Britannia Driving School said: “The above document was published alongside another DSA consultation, “An Abridge Theory Test” for “Learner Car Drivers” which seeks feedback on proposal to set a reduced fee of £24 for a new shorter theory test for learner drivers who have successfully completed a new foundation course in safe road use.”

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