There are 4 main changes to the test...
1. The independent part of the test will increase from 10 minutes to 20 minutes.
2. The candidate will have to follow directions from a Sat Nav which will provided and programmed by the driving examiner.
3. The reverse manouevre's will be changed and will now include parallel park at the side of the road, park in a bay - either driving in and reversing out, or reversing in and driving out (the examiner will tell you which you have to do) or pull up on the right-hand side of the road, reverse for 2 car lengths and rejoin the traffic.
4. The Show and Tell safety questions will be split in two with the 'tell me' question done while stationary at the test centre and the 'show me' question done whilst driving.
The new test will still last for approx 40 minutes and the marking system will remain un-changed with up to 15 driver faults allowed but one serious fault meaning a fail.
I have been testing and using Sat Nav for a while now, see my previous post, so will be introducing it and the new changes to my customers over the coming months so they are fully prepared for the new format.