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Important Changes to the Practical Driving Test from September 2008

Important Changes to the Practical Driving Test from September 2008

On all practical driving tests taken from 10 September 2008, an assessment will be made of a candidate’s ability to drive in a way that demonstrates recognition of the principles of ‘Eco safe driving’. Eco-safe driving is a recognised and proven style of driving that contributes to road safety whilst reducing fuel consumption and emissions.

Candidates who complete a driving test in any of the licence categories will receive feedback on their eco-safe driving skills as part of the debrief at the end of the test. They will also receive a fold out leaflet containing more detailed information to help them to drive in an economic and ecologically friendly manner.

A revised edition of the DL25 (Driving Test Report) will be introduced to include two Eco-safe competency headings:

  • Control – always try and use the vehicle controls as smoothly as possible, with particular attention to: starting and moving away, accelerating, using gears, and driving at an appropriate speed. This reduces wear and tear on your vehicle and will help in reducing CO2 emissions.
  • Planning – Reduce harmful emissions by anticipating road and traffic conditions, acting in good time, rather than reacting to them at the last moment, especially: showing hazard awareness and planning, making use of engine braking, and stopping the engine when appropriate.

The leaflet will give a more detailed explanation on the above points. Candidates will not fail their test because they do not demonstrate Eco-safe driving techniques because the government sees Eco-safe driving as a matter of public education.

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