The driving test will see changes from 4th October 2010, this is the first of many alterations that will be seen, for learners.
Some test centres have already begun to introduce this on test. It will involve a series of instructions, accompanied by a picture/drawings of the route to be taken, this will help those who are dyslexic too. A picture or visual image is easier to remember than spoken instruction. The alternative will be to follow a route, with the aid of road signs and markings.
This work should have already begun within your lessons, and should not be seen as anything to worry about. When you pass your test, you will need to plan routes on your own, if you do not take pass plus then it may be totally new to you. Route planning and driving safely can be quite challenging at first.
New drivers have a greater risk statistically, and therefore changes to the driving test have had to be made to try and reduce this. This is not just a problem within the UK, but has shown an increase of risk across Europe in the 17 – 25 age group.