Policy paper

Improving the driving test

How the government is trialling changes to the driving test to make it a better test of the driver’s ability to drive safely on their own.

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This policy paper sets out how the government is trialling changes to driving test. The aim is make the driving test a better test of the driver’s ability to drive safely and competently on their own.

It also explains how any changes to the driving test will be introduced when the trial has finished.

Published 26 February 2015
Last updated 25 August 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added Burgess Hill, Cardiff, Goodmayes, Northampton, Plymouth and West Didsbury driving test centres to list of the centres carrying out the trial.
  2. Added Bristol (Southmead), Herne Bay and Southampton (Maybush) driving test centres to the list of centres carrying out the trial.
  3. First published.