Story of the Driving Test

The Story of the Driving Test: 1970-1999

By 1970 all driving instructors now had to be officially registered and from May 1975 candidates no longer had to demonstrate arm signals in the driving test. From 1st May 1990, examiners started to give feedback, they gave candidates a brief explanation of faults...

The story of the driving test: 1930’s

1st June 1935 The law changed on 1st June 1935, making the Driving Test compulsory, but in order to not create too big a rush, voluntary testing was introduced on the 16th March 1935. The first person to pass was a Mr R Breere who did so at a cost of only 7/6d (37.5p)...