DVSA response to incorrect media reports

You may have seen recently there’s been incorrect claims in the media that the current driving test pass rate of 45.8% has been caused by a ‘dangerous new manoeuvre’.

However as most of you know, this is not correct. Learner drivers make fewer serious and dangerous faults on the ‘pull up on the right’ manoeuvre, compared to other reversing manoeuvres.

Read our full response to this incorrect reporting

Better preparing learner drivers

Its important that learners know the facts which is why we revealed that the top reasons for failing the driving test are actually failing to look properly at junctions, and not using mirrors effectively when changing direction.

We also blogged about launching a campaign to encourage learner drivers to increase the amount of practise they have driving on country roads, driving independently and driving in the dark.

Find out why we’re doing this campaign, and how we’ll work with the driver training industry.


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