Yes I do actually  …………..But thats just some of the polite comments lots of driving instructors are getting now, due to one of the major changes to the new driving test.

Welcome to our latest post in our mini series of blogs aimed at the new driving test which is coming into operation on the 4th Decemeber.

Have you spotted a number of driving school cars doing things that look a little odd ?  Or maybe thought ““what are you teaching that for ? That’s wrong and dangerous  ” 

Well you’ve probably seen a driving instructor covering one of the new sections of the new driving test.


In their ultimate wisdom the DVSA, the guys who create, monitor and conduct the driving test, have decided its time to add pulling over on the right hand side of the road to the driving test.

50-50 split

Now this  pulling over on the right hand side of the road has divided driving instructors across the country as to should it be in the driving test ? is actually safe to carry it out etc ?

I can’t actually say I am against it, although I’m not too sure why it has to be so added to the driving test.

Let me just clarify for you what is actually required for the driving test.

  • The examiner will ask the pupil to find somewhere “safe” to pull over on the right.
  • They will then be asked to reverse back 2-3 car lengths.
  • Once the reversing I completed they will be asked to drive away safely and join the traffic.


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Why this is now one of the new reversing manoeuvres is anyone’s guess, but it’s what the DVSA have added so we have to ensure that the manoeuvres is carried out to their exact specifications.

So can I ask that when you see a driving school car parked on the wrong side of the road, reversing, and then driving away, please, please don’t think that the instructor is doing anything wrong, they are just making sure that the learner driver is able to complete the task safely and in accordance with what is expected of them on their driving test.

About the Author Graham

Graham is a grade A , multi award winning driving instructor. He is comitted to offering a first class customer experience to all customers of Get Driving Today. He has been an instructor since 2007 and has owned his own driving school since 2009.
In his spare time Graham firmly believes in "family comes first", and is a keen Wigan Warriors rugby league supporter.

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