This brings the list of centres up to 26, they are:
- Birmingham Kings Heath
- Bishopbriggs (Glasgow)
- Bristol (Southmead)
- Cheetham Hill
- Edinburgh (Musselburgh)
- Herne Bay
- Lower Gornal
- Mitcham (London)
- Sheffield Handsworth
- Southampton (Maybush)
- St Helens
The test changes that are being trialled are
Two new manoeuvres will, for the purpose of the trial, replace the current ‘turn in the road’ and ‘left reverse’ manoeuvres. You should still be taught these, though.
The table below shows the main differences between the current and trial test.
‘Show me’ and ‘tell me’ question at the beginning of the test
‘Tell me’ question at the beginning of the test and a ‘show me’ question on the move
10 minutes independent driving using traffic signs or verbal directions
20 minutes independent driving using a satnav or traffic signs
One of the following manoeuvres - turn in the road, reverse around a corner or reverse parking (either into a parking bay, or parallel parking at the side of the road)
One of the following manoeuvres - drive in to and reverse out of a parking bay, pull up on the right, reverse, and rejoin the traffic or reverse parking (either into a parking bay, or parallel parking at the side of the road)
Everything else stays the same as the current test. The standard of assessment is the same for both tests.
For further information about the trial and to watch some film clips about the items being trialled click the link below