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Sorry, no licence in UK if you cant use GPS

London - The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), which runs the tests and approves instructors, said the shake-up was aimed at keeping pace with modern driving

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Published: Sat 15 Apr 2017, 11:28 PM

Last updated: Sun 16 Apr 2017, 1:41 AM

British learner drivers will have to prove their proficiency in operating satellite navigation systems (GPS) if they are to pass their tests, under changes announced on Saturday to be enacted this year.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), which runs the tests and approves instructors, said the shake-up was aimed at keeping pace with modern driving and focusing on more-needed skills. "It's vital that the driving test keeps up to date with new vehicle technology and the areas where new drivers face the greatest risk once they've passed," DVSA chief executive Gareth Llewellyn said.
The length of independent driving will be doubled to 20 minutes and manoeuvres such as reversing around a corner are being replaced with more common scenarios, such as squeezing into a parking bay.
The new driving test will be used from December 4.


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