Changes to driving test set to begin in December

EMBARGOED TO 0001 THURSDAY MAY 29 EDITORIAL USE ONLY EDS NOTE THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SET UP Keith, 61, from West Wickham in Kent, who passed his driving test in 1971, takes a mock driving test in Lee, south east London, as part of a new study from Direct Line Car Insurance. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday May 29, 2014. According to the study by Direct Line, which tested drivers to see how people pick up bad habits over time, 76% of experienced motorists would fail if they were to re-sit their driving test today. See PA story TRANSPORT DrivingTest. Photo credit should read: Geoff Caddick/PA Wire
EMBARGOED TO 0001 THURSDAY MAY 29 EDITORIAL USE ONLY EDS NOTE THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SET UP Keith, 61, from West Wickham in Kent, who passed his driving test in 1971, takes a mock driving test in Lee, south east London, as part of a new study from Direct Line Car Insurance. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday May 29, 2014. According to the study by Direct Line, which tested drivers to see how people pick up bad habits over time, 76% of experienced motorists would fail if they were to re-sit their driving test today. See PA story TRANSPORT DrivingTest. Photo credit should read: Geoff Caddick/PA Wire


Changes to the current driving test are set to start from December this year.

Various improvements or additions have been made to the driving test, such as increased independent driving and answering vehicle safety questions while you drive.