From Monday 26 March the size of the maneuvering area for the S shaped reverse exercise in large goods vehicle (LGV), passenger carrying vehicle (PCV) and car and trailer or caravan (B+E) practical tests is being reduced.
The new maneuvering area measures 66m x 11m, compared to the previous 92m x 18m.
The change will mean:
it will be easier for trainers to become ‘customer sites’ and host tests on their own premises
DSA will be able to make more tests available at its existing test centres
it will be cheaper and easier for DSA to develop new centres
Trials have shown that the smaller area:
requires the same level of skill and judgment
does not make the test harder
maintains the integrity of the test
This only affects the S shaped reverse exercise. Other parts of the test are unchanged.