Research and analysis

Driving test changes in 2017: impact summary

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



This report summarises research that was done to monitor the impact that changes to the driving test had on learner drivers.

It focuses on learner drivers’ experience of:

  • driving on high-speed roads (except motorways)
  • following directions from a sat nav
  • driving independently
Published 4 December 2018