Learners worried by independent driving
55% of learner drivers are worried that they will fail the new practical driving test as a result of the new independent driving section, according to a new survey.
The test now includes an independent driving section during which candidates are required to drive for 10 minutes without step-by-step instruction from their examiner.
The survey, by Focus Multimedia, also revealed that 50% of candidates have already been taught by their instructor about independent driving.
In response, Focus Multimedia has published a PC DVD-ROM revision aid, Driving Test Success All Tests 2011 Edition, which contains a mock driving test video covering independent driving.
UN Global Road Safety Week 2015
4-10 May 2015: resources produced here in the UK
Practitioner database... Child resources for download FOC... Resources for educators FOC... Discussion forums... Overview...
CURRENT SCOREYES 37% (+1%) NO 60% (-2%) NOT SURE 3% (-2%)
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'Give everyone cycle space'
This Cycling Scotland campaign asks drivers to give cyclists, especially children and young people, sufficient space when overtaking.
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