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New-style Spanish practical driving tests

PUBLISHED: December 31, 2012 at 9:29 am  •  LAST EDITED: December 31, 2012 at 9:29 am
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New-style Spanish practical driving tests

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NEW-STYLE practical driving tests will come into force across Spain on January 21.

The new assessment will include an ‘autonomous driving’ section of 10 minutes or so, where the ex¬aminer will give minimal instructions such as: ‘Go to the bullring via the town hall’ — and the pupil will be required to simply drive there.

Drivers will also be given the option of using a GPS system to help them during their practical test.

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December 31st, 2012 11:45 am

Perhaps it can also tell them “don’t drive 1 inch from the car in front”, “use the thing called an indicator”, “keep to your lane” etc. We live in hope.


December 31st, 2012 6:34 pm

Hear hear Fred, I see so many Spanish cars with dents on both where they have been measuring the width of the road and a lot of Spanish drivers think the centre white line is a guide.

Dan Gliballs

December 31st, 2012 11:06 pm

It would appear that they teach them absolutely nothing about how to use a roundabout correctly or that red lights mean stop. One thing they do seem to stress is that when you put on your hazard lights then you can proceed with whatever crazy maneuver or outrageous bit of parking you so desire.


January 1st, 2013 1:47 am

Dan: they aren’t hazards, they are Spanish force-fields, behind which no harm can befall the driver. Peter: they aren’t dents, they’re duelling scars.


January 1st, 2013 9:11 am

“autonomous driving’ section of 10 minutes or so,” – or if you are in one of those little diesel toys, you have an hour and a half. There is one near me held together with Duct Tape. Windscreen included

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