Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Theory Tests

Driving Standards Agency  is restless about improving the entire driving test regime. Following the introduction of independent driving in October, DSA officials announced its plan to stop publishing the theory test questions and answers.
The move will be introduced in an attempt to enhance learner drivers’ understanding of the principles behind driving theory. As you know, DSA is now publishing the multiple choice questions and answers used in theory test. DSA officials believe this to be ineffective practice with learners focusing on memorising right answers instead of understanding them.
In September 2011 DSA will change learning materials for theory test, adding more sophisticated case studies. Then, from January 2012, DSA will introduce theory tests using questions which will not be available to learners.
Will this push the pass rate down? Or will it improve road safety?