Research and analysis
Independent driving in the driving test: evaluation
Evaluation of how learner drivers and approved driving instructors have responded to the independent driving part of the driving test.
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In October 2010, a 10 minute section of independent driving was added to the practical driving test.
This report aims to:
- assess candidates’ experience of the driving test
- understand how learners are preparing for the independent driving part of the test
- understand how much newly qualified drivers consider that it helped the move to solo driving
- identify newly qualified drivers’ post-test experiences of driving independently and their post-test safety record
- understand if and how approved driving instructors have changed their training programmes in response to the introduction of independent driving