This week marked 1 year since the driving test changed, to be more like real-life driving.
The changes to the test included:
• using a sat nav while driving
• driving on a wider variety of roads
• increased independent driving
• changed reversing manoeuvres
New research into driving test changes
Research published this week shows over 80% of newly qualified drivers said the test better prepared them for driving on Great Britain's roads. 86% of candidates also said they used a sat nav at least some of the time after passing their test, saying practising with it was "more realistic and was a more likely scenario to encounter in the future".