New Driving Test Success in Blackpool
This week the new practical driving test began. The new test was due to start on December 4th 2017 but the examiners at Blackpool Driving Test Centre and other test centres in the UK went on strike for two days leaving many learner drivers having to reschedule their driving tests.
On Thursday 7th December our Blackpool Driving School had 3 students go in for their test and all 3 passed FIRST TIME with very low minor faults! It was a great achievement for our driving school!
Our driving instructors have been teaching the new syllabus and the feedback received from the new style test was very positive. The new driving test is much different from the old one, the new additions are; Sat Nav driving, pulling over on the right, driving forward into a bay and reversing out. The new test will no longer have the turn in the road exercise and reverse around the corner.
What our students think about training for the new test
Over the past few months we have been teaching the new style test to our learners and we asked them to give us some feedback on what they thought of the new style. We’ve had mostly positive comments, some have even said that its easier than the old test! We asked one of our learners, Alison Baker from Blackpool what she thought of the new test..
” I was a little worried at first when I heard about the new test but I feel that its much realistic than the old test. I’m glad I now have experience using a sat nav and pulling over on the right is easier than I anticipated. Last year I failed my driving test, after some training with Golden Mile Driving School I happily passed my driving test and found the new test a little easier”
What our Driving Instructors think
There was initially mixed feelings from our driving instructors ( and many others in the UK) about the new test. Now that our driving instructors have all been trained on the new style they feel that its a step in the right direction. We have to move with the times and using a sat nav is something learner drivers should practice before they get handed a full licence. We are all enjoying teaching the new test and we are pleased that most of our students are enjoying it too.
Bring on more driving test passes!
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