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Driving test three-point turn facing end of road

By Ryan Hooper

The dreaded three-point turn could become a thing of the past after the Government signalled the biggest shake-up to the driving test in 20 years.

Learners may be asked to use a sat nav system as part of a revised practical exam, while the three-point turn - more recently known as the "turn in the road" - could be scrapped altogether.

Around 1,000 learner drivers across the UK will be asked to take part in a trial of new practical exam measures designed to "better reflect real-life driving".

The test has existed in its current form for around two decades, although "independent driving" - where motorists are asked to find their way to a destination - has formed part of the practical exam in recent years.

A Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) spokesman said: "We are carrying out initial research to explore how the driving test could better reflect real-life driving. Any future changes to the test would be subject to full public consultation."

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