Less than half of learner drivers pass tougher theory test


Pass rates for car theory tests are 25 percentage points lower than they were in 2007, statistics from the Department for Transport have shown.
German teenager banned from driving 49 minutes after passing test

Teen gets driving ban 49 mins after passing test


A German teenager has been banned from driving just 49 minutes after passing his test, after police caught him breaking the speed limit.
Almost half of under-25s think driving should be on the school curriculum

Driverless cars may kill the driving test by 2040s


Self-driving vehicle technology could see driving tests made redundant within the next few decades, the vehicle checker HPI has predicted.
AA says Learner drivers should have to prove they can spot pothole to pass test

The AA: Learners should be able to spot potholes


Learner drivers should have to prove they can spot and handle potholes to gain a licence, according to the AA.
New driving test needed for autonomous cars, say experts

New driving test needed for autonomous cars


Motorists who can't wait for the day they can hang up their driving gloves and let a car's computers take care of the driving while they sit back
These are the nation's most hated parking manoeuvres

Nation's most hated driving manoeuvres revealed


Any trip to the local supermarket can tell you that many drivers wouldn't be able to call themselves experts at parking, but a new survey...
Gertrude Lister: Campaigners demand tests for old drivers to cut fatalities

Campaigners demand tests for old drivers


The family of a cemetery worker killed when a car driven by a 95-year-old woman hit him as he worked want driving laws changed after she was give
Guide to the driving test changes for 2018

Guide to the new UK driving test for 2018


Changes to the driving test that are designed to reflect the digital age and increase the amount of time learner spend driving without guidance c
Substandard driving instructors to be exposed in Ofsted-style league table

Substandard driving instructors to be exposed


Ofsted-style ratings for driving instructors will be published amid concerns that too many learners are being forced to sit their test...
Sunday Times Driving Reader Letters: Boy racers, cures for depression and slowcoach veterans

Reader Letters: Boy racers, cures for depression and...


I had an enlightening conversation with a young man of 18 who has crashed four cars in a year — each one a write-off (“Crash position”, Letters...
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Letters of the week: November 15


This week: driving tests, diesel, the DVLA and fog
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Learner drivers: why it pays to go to far-flung places...


The Isle of Barra in the Outer Hebrides has no traffic lights, roundabouts, pedestrian crossings or, really, more than one main road
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Test your knowledge: In what year was the driving test...


The driving test: the very words can strike fear into a learner driver's soul, yet we'd all agree that it's an essential part of motoring...