Friday 18 October 2019

Satnav use to become part of standard Dutch driving test

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People taking their driving test from next March will have to deal with a new section -driving while using a navigation system, the Dutch driving licence authority CBR said on Friday.

The cars used in exams have included a satnav since 2011 but their use was not compulsory. The use of the satnav means learner drivers will no longer have to follow the examiner’s instructions and drive to a particular location – unless there a problems with the equipment.

The section of the test in which driver and examiner sit in a car for a short question and answer section is also being scrapped, the CBR said.

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