Learner drivers face tough new test

By Ellie Fox

This December marks a changing point in the practical test for learner drivers, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced.

The organisation is imposing these changes to help improve road safety. Road collisions are the biggest killer of young people, accounting for over a quarter of all deaths of those aged between 15 and 19. The most fatal of these accidents happen on high-speed roads – the new driving test will allow more of these types of roads to be included in driving tests, therefore giving learners more experience to subsequently reduce the number of collisions. Continue reading