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What we're doing to provide driving tests across Great Britain, and make sure that the test continues to assess the skills people need to help them through a lifetime of safe driving.

Explaining more about mock driving tests: 4 webinars and 2 podcasts

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Graham O'Brien, DVSA Assistant Chief Driving Examiner, shares an update from 4 webinars we ran about mock driving tests, and 2 recent appearances he's made on driving instructor podcasts. Find out how to watch the webinar recording and listen to the podcasts.

Mindfulness and how it can help you and your pupils

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We know that 1 in 10 people who fail their driving test say the main reason was because they were nervous on the day. In this blog post, San Harper explains how a mindfulness-based approach can help you support your pupils with managing their nerves.  

DVSA’s youngest driving examiner breaks the mould in her new role

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Emily Butler driving examiner DVSA

Emily Butler became DVSA’s youngest car driving examiner aged 23 when she started her role in Hartlepool last year.

Emily shares her experience of why she became an examiner, what the training was like and how she’s getting to grips with her new role.

What the driving test eyesight check might be like in the future

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Driving test candidate carrying out an eyesight check

We are consulting on a number of proposals to encourage learner drivers to be better prepared to take their driving test. This blog explains why we are proposing to change the law so that we can carry out driving test eyesight checks in any level of light.

Changes to The Highway Code: how they affect driving tests

Lorry driver in cab on the road

Chief Driving Examiner Mark Winn introduces the latest changes to the Highway Code and explains what they mean for those coming to a practical test.

Why we are consulting on making it a requirement for instructors to display their badge

ADI driving instructor with pupil

We update driving instructors the reasons why we are proposing to make it a legal requirement for approved and trainee driving instructors to display their registration certificates in their car windscreen when they bring their pupils for a driving test as part of our latest consultation.