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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