New turns to be taken by the driving test in the UK

Drivers that are learning could be required to utilize satnav and turns at three-point could be cancelled in favour of manoeuvres that are more common
The turn for three points could be stopped from tests in driving after the signal was given by government in its largest shakeup in the past 20 years.
Learners may now be requested to utilize a system of satellite navigation as a part of a practical exam that has been revised and the turn in the road – also called the thee-point-turn-could altogether be scrapped.
Invitations would be sent to around a thousand learner drivers all over the UK to try out practical exams measures which are new and designed to better reflect driving real-life.
For around two decades the test exam has been in existence in its present format, although driving independently – in which a motorist is required to find their route to a destination – had in recent years been a part of the practical exam.
A spokesman for the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) stated that they were carrying out the first research studies exploring how the test in driving could be a better reflection of driving in the real-life. Any changes to the test in the future would be subjected to consultation with the entire public.
There is consideration to make the driving independently section trial extended to 20 minutes from 10 minutes of the entire length of 40 minutes, and requesting candidates to follow satnav directions, as an option to utilizing road signs.
The CVSA stated that consideration would also made to replace the manoeuvres for the turn in the road and reverse around a corner with everyday moves that are more realistic, such as pulling up on the right or left before rejoining the traffic flow, or reversing out of a parking lot.
Learners could equally be asked any of the two questions on safety while they were moving rather than at the commencement of the test. This could comprise the operation of the heater of the rear windscreen while driving.
The DIA (Driving Instructors Association) which is the biggest industry body for training riders and drivers has welcomed the driving test review plans.
The chief executive of the DIA Carly Brookfield stated that the DIA’s involvement had been heavy in the project’s scoping and they had great enthusiasm regarding the opportunities it presented to change the L-test to a stage where its assessment was more realistic of a candidates ability to safely and competently manage risks that are road-based and driving on real roads, and in real life.
He stated further that the DIA and its entire membership were ready to play a central role in the project because it was a customer of criticism for the test, for example candidates and instructors for driving, who have made their inputs and suggestions for designing the driving test to be more suitable for purpose and to serve as a reflection of driving in modern times.