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Instructors overlooking theory test tuition

1 March 2011
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An online survey conducted by Theory Test Pro has revealed that only two in five learner drivers receive help from their driving instructor to prepare them for the theory test. This is despite findings that show the majority of learners would prefer to be taught driving theory as part of their driving lessons.

Over 54% of the 300 learners surveyed last week said that they would prefer to be taught driving theory by an instructor – rather than study on their own. However only 41% of respondents said that they received theory test help from their instructor.

“We were puzzled as to why more learner drivers aren’t getting help from their instructor” said Henry Dillon, co-founder of Theory Test Pro, an online study programme designed to help instructors teach driving theory.

“This a superb opportunity for instructors to use their expert knowledge, help students understand driving theory and reach customers earlier in the buying process.” Dillon said.

The news comes after the DSA announced plans to stop publishing the actual questions used in the theory test. Road Safety Minister Mike Penning believes that by no longer publishing the questions used in the test, successful candidates will have to understand the theory rather than simply memorising answers.

In 2010, one in three candidates failed their driving theory test. Of the two parts, more candidates failed the multiple choice questions than hazard perception.

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