80th anniversary of the driving test
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency pulled together a range of digital materials to promote the 80th anniversary of the driving test. From a simple hub page on the GOV.UK website, they link to a Top 10 reasons for failing the test on listicle site Buzzfeed, a Storify item curating comments about what the driving test experience was like for a range of drivers, and videos of what the test really involves today and why – the communications objective.
The first car and driving licences were introduced in Great Britain in 1903. But it wasn’t until 1 June 1935 that a compulsory driving test was introduced.
The driving test has helped to save thousands of lives over the last 80 years.
Learning to drive and taking the test gives drivers the skills they need to drive safely, and contributes to Great Britain’s roads being among the safest in the world.
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