UK Drivers hoping to tear up those L plates will soon need to prove they re able to use a sat nav before earning a passing grade.

Sweeping changes to the practical test, will include showing competence using a GPS device, the Guardian reports.

Learners will also have to reverse out of a parking space and drive independently for 20 minutes rather than the current 10 minutes.

The proposed changes to the practical driving test, particularly the extended independent driving and use of a satnav, should help to produce better, safer motorists, said Mark Peacock, head of the driving school BSM.

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Gone from the test is the nightmarish reversing around a corner that we haven t performed since passing our test at the second time of asking back in 2005.

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