DVSA have updated their Standard Operating Procedures Regarding Plastic screens fitted in vehicles
Examiners will not conduct driving tests in vehicles that have a screen fitted between the driver and front passenger.
This is because these screens:
- can restrict the candidates vision of the road
- may prevent a quick exit from the vehicle in an emergency
- prevent an instructor or examiner taking action in the event of an emergency, for example by using the steering wheel
- may cause injury in a crash if the air bags or other restraint systems are deployed
NASP will also update their guidelines accordingly