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Independent driving: pilot study

Report on a pilot study of independent driving, situational judgement and changes to the turn in the road exercise in the driving test.

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This report describes the background, methods and results of a pilot study of independent driving, situational judgement questions and changes to the turn in the road exercise.

The results showed an acceptance by candidates and instructors for the inclusion of independent driving but concerns were raised about the impact of the route design on the performance of candidates.