The driving test will be revised with effect from 4th December 2017.
You will no longer be asked to reverse your car around a corner or perform a turn in the road. Instead, you may be asked to drive into a parking bay and the reverse out, or the other way round. You might also be asked to park on the right hand side of the road, before reversing back for about two car lengths and then rejoining the traffic on the left hand side. The parallel parking exercise will remain.
The independent driving element of the test will increase from 10 to 20 minutes and may involve you following directions from a sat nav.
Finally, one of the vehicle safety questions will be asked whilst you are driving along.
There is no change to the number of faults you can make.
Congrats to Kayleigh who passed in Chelmsford, Hanbury Road today with just 7 faults! Well done!
From 1st March, the penalties for using your mobile when driving have increased. Offenders are now subject to a 6 point penalty and a fine of £200. For new drivers (those who passed their test less than two years ago), this also means that you will lose your licence and will have to retake your theory and practical test. Be warned!
Second pass of the day goes to Judy, who passed today, also with four faults at Chelmsford (Hoffman’s Way). Well done!
Well done to Chloe for passing her test on her first attempt at Chelmsford (Hanbury Road) today with just four faults.
Be careful when you book your test in Chelmsford. Now two centres are up and running in Chelmsford, it is important that you make sure you book and then turn up at the right one! You can book for either Hanbury Road or Hoffmans Way. Apparently, on the first day both centres were open, 4 candidates turned up at the wrong centre. They are a good ten minutes’ drive apart, so if you go to the wrong one, it is likely that your test won’t go ahead!
Well done to Asuza who passed her test in Chelmsford this week with 6 faults. Congratulations!
Well done Katie on passing your test in Chelmsford with just 3 faults!
CCongratulations on passing your test in Chelmsford with 8 faults. The hard work paid off and I know just how much this means to you!
Well done to Brittany who passed today in Chelmsford with just 3 faults. Congratulations!