Dia calls for a more modern approach to the driving test
DIA General Manager Eddie Barnaville says: “A modern approach to driving needs to be adopted and we need to look at lengthening the test and incorporating a compulsory log book system so that driving instructors can assess their candidate’s competence in mechanical skills and manoeuvring leaving more time for learners to demonstrate their eye and brain skills in their test.
The current test allows candidates to make up to 15 minor driving faults over a route often shorter than six miles that takes 40 minutes or less.
A considerable amount of time is taken out of the 40 minutes for the candidates to complete two basic manoeuvres, leaving little time for them to demonstrate their confidence out on the road.
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