Research and analysis

Driving test changes in 2017: impact evalutation

Research carried out with new drivers to monitor how changes to the driving test made in December 2017 affected lessons and driving after passing.

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Driving test changes in 2017: impact evaluation research findings

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The summary report gives an overview of the findings of research that was done to monitor the impact that changes to the driving test had on learner drivers. The summary focuses on learner drivers’ experience of driving on high-speed roads (except motorways), following directions from a sat nav and driving independently.

The full report explains how the research was carried out and gives a more detailed evaluation of the research.

Published 4 December 2018
Last updated 19 July 2019 + show all updates
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