Theory driving test to get harder

There’s no doubt about it, getting onto the roads is becoming more difficult and more expensive for learner drivers.

Before drivers even get a chance to find the best car for a newly qualified driver, the theory and practical part of the driving test need to be passed.

As it stands now, before you go for your theory test you revise out of a series of driving books, practicing the possible multiple choice questions and memorising the different questions that come up.

If you do this over and over again you can pretty much pre-determine any answer to any of the questions as the questions that are in revision books are the actual questions that are on the theory test.

However, after changes to the actual practical test itself the theory test has slowly followed behind.

From 23 January 2012 these multiple choice questions will no longer be published in learning materials. This means that if you are going in for your theory test, you better know your stuff.

This is to try and stop candidates from simply memorising questions and answers from a book, which let’s be honest, isn’t really what understanding driving is about.

So the question is, if this is the case, how do i revise?

A new revision book has been released that is said to help prepare candidates for the road. This new book contains things like case studies with questions and answers, DSA explanations of question answers and a free e-book to help with revision and learning.

This new approach is said to give candidates a better understanding and knowledge of driving theory.

Although these changes are taking place many aspects of the test are actually staying the same. This includes time allowed, marking system, multiple-choice questions and a hazard perception section.

As mentioned above these test changes aren’t uncommon as the practical test has seen recent changes including the ‘Independent driving section’.

This is a section of the practical test where you will be told to follow a series of traffic signs or directions (possibly both) for about 10 minutes without direct step by step instructions from your examiner.

This is all designed to improve a learner’s knowledge and ability to drive safely on UK roads.

They may be harder, but once you’ve passed your test, check out Perrys’ guide to the best cars for a newly qualified driver.