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Driving test changes from December2017

The driving test in England, Scotland and Wales will change from Monday 4 December 2017.

The changes are designed to make sure new drivers have the skills they’ll need to help them through a lifetime of safe driving.

The 4 main changes to the test are:

the independent driving part of the test will increase to 20 minutes
most candidates will be asked to follow directions from a sat nav
the reversing manoeuvres will be changed
answering a vehicle safety question while you’re driving
Find out more about how the changes will work – it includes a video showing the changes.