Driving Test Theory Changes
As of the 14th April 2020, the theory test is getting a bit of an overhaul. In this article, we’re going to have a look at the Driving Test Theory changes, how they may affect you and help make sure you’re ready for them.
The Theory Test
Currently, you’re required to answer 50 multiple choice questions and pass the hazard perception part of the test within the allocated time of 57 minutes. You need to have passed your theory test before you can book a practical driving test.
The address of the theory test center in Middlesbrough is – Unit 6, Cleveland Business Centre, 1, Watson Street TS1 2RQ
Reasons For Driving Test Theory Changes
In a bid to make the theory test more accessible to everyone the changes will help students with –
- Reading difficulties (dyslexia)
- Learning disabilities
- Development conditions (autism)
The Case Study Section
At the moment a case study involves a real-life situation that could arise when driving. A case study will help to not only test your knowledge of a situation but also how well you understand it.
Currently, learners with reading disabilities are allowed extra time. They can also take someone in to help read and reword questions.
What Are The Driving Test Theory Changes
At the moment the candidate must read a case study and answer five questions about it to pass. These questions are based on the highway code.
Case Study Change
Instead of reading a case study the new theory test will include a 30-second video clip. The candidate will then be asked to answer 3 multiple choice questions about it. For a candidate with special needs, a picture really can help paint a thousand words.
As long as you stay within the 57 minute time constraints you can watch the video clip as many times as you like. It’s believed that the clips will include various road and traffic scenes including rural roads and town driving.
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The theory test is always evolving. Starting as just a couple of questions asked at the end of the practical test, right up to the computer systems we’re familiar with today.
Making further changes makes the theory test more inclusive and helps improve access to driving for many more candidates.