Research and analysis

Evaluation of the impact of the new driving test

How the new car driving test impacts learning to drive, test performance and post-test driving, based on trials held in 2015 and 2016.

Documents

Transforming the practical driving test

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Details

This study evaluates what impact the new driving test had on learning to drive, driving test performance, and driving after passing the test.

Learner drivers were recruited to the study through their driving instructors.

They took either the existing test or the new test, and then completed surveys when they passed their test, and again 6 months later.

Published 29 August 2017