DVSA confirm driving test rule change as new car added to list of banned vehicles
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has added a new car to its list of banned vehicles.
Learner drivers are allowed to complete a test in their own car instead of an instructor's if the vehicle meets the criteria set out by the DVSA.
However, the DVSA has specified a list of car models that students are unable to use during driving tests.
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The government agency recently revised the rules so that the Smart Fortwo (2-door) has been added to the list.
The car joins four other models on the banned list, which also includes:
The cars have been deemed unsuitable because their design obstructs the driver's or the instructor's vision of the road.
Other cars have been banned as they have been subject to products recalls, which means they may be unsuitable.
These include certain batches of Citroen C1, Peugeot 108, Toyota Aygo, Toyota Yaris, Vauxhall ADAM and Vauxhall Corsa D.
In order to use your own car during a test, the car must meet the following criteria:
The full rules of using your own car for a driving test can be found here.
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