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Aug 18

Will Autonomous Vehicles be the End for the Driving Test?


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The driving test could become a thing of the past because of self-driving cars within the next couple of decades, some industry experts believe.

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Sep 17

Driving Test Cheats Face Prison Time


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A man who cheated on his driving test has been sent to prison for six months. He was made an example of in order to act as a deterrent to others who may be tempted to make use of what has been described as an “industry” of frauds who are willing to take the theory exam in their stead.

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Aug 17

The Hardest Places to Pass Your Test in 2017


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Drivers wanting the best chance of successfully passing their driving test would be better off avoiding the West Midlands if at all possible, according to a heatmap of the failure and pass rates of practical driving tests that has just been released recently.

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Oct 16

A Look at Low UK Driving Test Pass Rates


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While the driving theory test has become more thorough in recent years, it is not enough to explain the low numbers of driving test pass rates in recent years. Figures released by the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) show that less than half the people who actually took the test managed to pass in 2016.

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Oct 16

A Rough Guide to the UK Driving Test


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An important part of learning to drive, and a requirement for a full UK driving licence, is to pass the UK driving theory test. The theory test is to see how much a potential driver knows and understands about the Highway Code. If you look on the Internet, you will see that there are many quizzes and videos designed to test your knowledge of the Highway Code. It’s worth taking a few of these mock tests as it will give you more understanding of what is required for a pass.

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Aug 16

Passing the Driving Test — A Gender Divide?


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We’ve all heard tales of women who have taken the test a dozen times. Some eventually pass and some don’t. What we don’t hear about quite so much are all the men who also take the test many times, and either give up or succeed in the end. With an emphasis on gender equality, this article looks at how many times it might take a man or a woman to pass their test, or give up on the dream.

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Mar 16

The Highway Code Story


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When we think of best selling books, we often think of works of fiction that have had a huge cultural effect – things like Harry Potter or Fifty Shades of Grey. When it comes to non-fiction it might be Darwin’s Origin of Species that springs to mind, or maybe The Guinness Book of Records. Not many people would guess that The Highway Code ranks among them.

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Nov 15

Emotions Everyone Feels When They Pass Their Driving Test


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Passing your driving test, whether you managed it first time or had a few struggles along the way, gives you a huge sense of achievement and freedom. A rite of passage, a real responsibility and most of all, a way to gain true independence, passing your test is worth all those times you emptied your wallet for lessons, spent studying for the theory test, and all the methods you tried to kick those nerves. If you think learning to drive was an emotional rollercoaster, you ain’t felt nothing yet, because when you actually pass there’s no way of shying away from whirlwind of emotions that will overcome you.

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Oct 15

New Plans to Overhaul Driving Test


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The driving test is something that will be forever evolving alongside the modern world. This year, we’ve heard of new proposals and plans with which the Department of Transport has been heavily involved. The new plans are being drawn up by the UK Government to give the driving test an overhaul, with a view to help increase the pass rate. As you read this, The Department of Transport is preparing a consultation, which includes a controversial part-denationalisation of the practical driving exam.

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Jul 15

Driving Theory Pass Rates Drop to 51%


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The latest statistics from the DVSA show that the pass rate for the theory test in the UK has been steadily declining since this additional element of the driving test was introduced back in 2007. While the pass rate varies considerably by test centre, on average the rate has dropped from 65.4 percent during the 2007-2008 period, to just 51 percent today, meaning more people than ever before are having to retake the test – sometimes multiple times – in order to be eligible to take their practical driving test.

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