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Racial and gender bias: Is there more to driving tests than just driving?

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Racial and gender prejudices take charge as UK driving test statistics reveal all. Data shows women and people of colour have a lower passing rate. According to a survey held by the Department for Transport, women had a lesser passing rate in practical tests than men. The survey also revealed that 45.4 percent candidates were aged between 16 to 20 years. Additionally, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) revealed that black women had only a 32 percent pass rate. Motorbike and moped license reports present comparable results as women showed a 50 percent passing rate when compared to men’s passing rate which stands at a 72 percent. In response to the above statistics DVSA Chief Driving Examiner Mark Winn provided Westminster World with the following statement: “DVSA
Change to driving test angers drivers and examiners

Change to driving test angers drivers and examiners

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Anyone looking to get their driver's licence in England, Scotland, or Wales will have to pass a more difficult test as of today, according to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). Test-takers will now face a longer period of independent driving, a section of satellite navigation, changes to reversing manoeuvres, and will be required to answer vehicle safety questions while driving. Northern Ireland has a different set of standards. The DVSA is facing criticism from some for the changes and have been accused of encouraging distracted driving. https://twitter.com/pedalparity/status/937474578909138945 https://twitter.com/Cheshy68/status/937473662139207680 https://twitter.com/IntrepidLewes/status/937606967689965568 Examiners are also unhappy and have begun ...