DVSA confirms driving test changes in boost for accessibility

The Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency has announced changes to the car theory test.

From 14 April 2020, the car theory test will include 3 multiple-choice questions based on a short video you’ll watch in a bid to make the theory test more accessible.

The agency outlined its hope to help people with reading and learning disabilities as well as developmental conditions.

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As part of the changes, candidates will now watch one video clip instead of reading a case study, and answer 3 questions about it.

They can watch the video clip as many times as you like during the multiple-choice part of the theory test.

The video clip will show a situation, such as driving through a town centre, or driving on a country road.

Candidates will still need to answer 50 multiple-choice questions within 57 minutes and get 43 out of the 50 questions right to pass the multiple-choice part of the test.

The DVSA confirmed the hazard perception part of the test is not changing.

Despite the changes to the car test, motorcycle, lorry, bus and coach and approved driving instructor tests will remain the same.

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