Learner drivers and motorcyclists will face more theory test questions from early September when the pass marks are driven up in a bid to improve road safety.
The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) says the increase in the number of multiple choice questions will help broaden candidates’ knowledge and lead to higher standards.
The current car and motorcycle bike tests involve 35 questions and candidates must get 30 right. But from 3 September the number of questions will rise to 50 with a pass score of 43. The time allowed for the multiple choice part of the tests will increase to 57 minutes and fees will also increase.
The updated version of the official theory test book and CD Rom is now available in shops, or by clicking on the official bookstore button on the DSA website (www.dsa.gov.uk).
For more information contact the DSA on 0115 901 5953/4.