A number of changes has been made to driving theory tests which can effect millions of learner drivers.
It supposedly was meant to commence in April but due to the on-going pandemic the new test was postponed and came into force on September 28th 2020.
Whilst the last test consisted of reading a case study and then answering a total of five questions about that study, the new test allows learner drivers to answer three multiple-choice questions after watching a 30 second clip. But, the good part is, those completing the test will be able to watch the clip as many times as they need to before answering the questions.
The DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) introduced these changes after researching and finding out that learners with reading difficulties and disabilities felt more comfortable with video scenarios rather than written ones.
The test will become more accessible to those with:
- reading difficulties such as dyslexia.
- learning disabilities.
- developmental conditions such as autism.
Although, that is the only section that will be changing in the theory test. All learners will still have to:
- Answer a total of 50 multiple-choice questions with 57 minutes.
- Get a total of 43 out of 50 questions right to pass the multiple-choice part.
- Take part in the hazard perception section of the test.
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Rachele Piras brings us the latest response from a Psychology student Molly Costanza who is preparing to do the new theory test: