Observer on Driving test

Wednesday 16th December, 2009 at 09:12 COMMENTS (0)

The DSA have decided to introduce the 'observer on test'initiative sooner than the
original planned start date of October 2010 to April 2010.  The intention is that examiners will ask candidates
at the start of the test if they want their driving instructor or another observer (who could be a parent, guardian or friend who has accompanied them to the test centre and is preferably the person who taught them to drive to sit in.  Examiners will
then ask candidates if they want their instructor present for the test result and debrief. 

This allows candidates to take advantage of all the opportunities available to support their ongoing learning and development, but leaves the final decision with them. 

In 2008 to 2009, 18,000 instructors accompanied pupils on 81,000 tests at the request of the candidate.  From April, these figures are expected to rise. 

Instructors will still have the chance to decline the request but this would clearly show a lack of support for the pupil and reduce the chance of helping where able.


No Comments posted yet

Post a comment

  Please provide valid email address.
Email addresses are never displayed. HTML is not permitted. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically generated. Off-topic or inappropriate comments will be edited or deleted. Email addresses will never be published but may be added to our mailing list.

Name: (required)

E-Mail: (required, never displayed)

optional : Will be hidden ready for approval



Receive email when someone replies.
Subscribe to this blog by email.


To prove you're a person (not a spam script), type the security text shown in the image.



Karens School of Motoring Blog covers all aspects of learning to drive. Subscribe now to be kept informed!

Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook