As of 4th October 2010, there will be a few changes to the practical driving test. There will be an independent part that will be added to the test. Now as with every change, people tend to hate them because it deviates from what they are used to. Therefore some learners will like them and others will not.
So what exactly will happen to learner drivers. Well the new driving test changes 2010 are supposed to make them better and safer drivers. They will need to drive for 10 mins without any instruction from the driving examiner. They will either be told where they need to go and have a diagram shown to them which would indicate the route they need to take. The reason behind this is that a good driver needs to know where they are going because they are in charge of the vehicle and therefore when they pass their test, they will be driving on their own without any instruction from anyone else.
If you think about it carefully, it’s not really something to worry about because as a learner, you are taught the skill of driving. Yes you get instruction from your instructor telling you where to go but at the end of the day, if you need to take your car from your home to your work place or to visit family, you cannot expect someone to be sitting next to you to give you directions. Of course, learners are scared at the th0ught of changes to an already diffcult test (for some actually) but at the end of the day, if you’re ready for the driving test, then you would be just fine. So don’t panic and give your best shot!