The Uk Driving test has changed considerably over the years, do you think you would pass if you did the test today?
December this year new changes are being introduced to the Uk Driving test. A survey showed that half of british motorists didnt think they would pass their test today. So would your driving match up to the new standards?
The new test regulations from December 4 will see up to 21 vehicle safety questions added, and traditional manoeuvres substituted for parallel parking or reversing and rejoining traffic.
Hopeful new drivers will also be asked to follow directions from a sat nav during the test, and be required to complete 20 minutes of independent driving – increased from the previous 10 minutes.
Lets quiz your skills and see how you fare:
- Are you able to correctly and safely follow sat nav directions?
- Do you check your mirrors when you parallel park?
- How would you check you brakes are working before a journey? This question will be added to the tell me section of the new vehicle safety question requirements: would you choose :
a.) brakes should not feel spongy or slack, and should be tested as you set off. Vehicles should not pull to one side to check brakes.
b.) brakes should not feel spongy or slack, and should be tested as you set off. Vehicles should pull to one side to check brakes.
c.) brakes should feel spongy or slack and should be tested as you set off. Vehicles should not pull to one side to check brakes.
4.) How would you know there was a problem with your anti lock braking system?
a.) a warning will sound in vehicle if there is a fault
b.)there is no way of showing this
c.)a warning light should illuminate if there is a fault.
5.) Would you be able to show someone how to wash and clean the front windscreen?
6.) If you open the car bonnet, how would you be able to check the engine has sufficient oil?
a.)identify dipstick/oil level indicator, describe where you have checked the oil level against the minimum and maximum marker.
b.)the oil level indicator/dipstick will illuminate and flash when there isnt sufficient oil
c.)identify dipstick/ oil level indicator, describe where you have checked the oil level against the medium marker.
7.How would you check the engine has sufficient engine coolant?
a.)Identify the mid level markings on the header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap, and descibe how to top to top up to correct level.
b.) Identify high and low level markings on header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap and describe how to top up to correct level.
c.) Identify the low level markings on header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to the brim
8.)When driving, would you feel comfortable to pull up on the right hand side of the road, reverse 2 car lengths and rejoin the traffic afterwards?
9.)How do you check that power- assisted steering is working before beginning your journey?
a.) Gentle pressure on the steering wheel, with the engine started, should result in a slight noticable movement.
b.) Gentle pressure on the steering wheel, with the engine off, should result in a slight movement.
c.)Hard Pressure on the steering wheel, with the engine started, should result in slight but noticeable movement
10.) How would you explain that the vehicles headlights and tail lights are working?
a.) You’d operate the switch (turn on ignition if necessary) and check lights via vehicles mirrors
b.)You’d operate the switch (turn on ignition if necessary), then walk around the vehicle to check the lights.
Not only are new manoveres and questions been introduced but sat nav and additional driving time are also being added to the uk driving test in december.
So based on the question above how did you fair?
1.) Yes -from december new drivers will be tested on this as part of their test and are required to be able to follow directions from sat nav.
2.) Yes – This will stay as part of the test so if your confident that your carrying this out correctly you should pass this element.
Based on these questions do you think you would pass your driving test?