Theory and driving tests have changed from 28th September, with new measures being introduced for learner drivers.

New drivers will now have to watch a three-minute video clip as part of their theory test.

Previously those sitting their theory test had to read a case study and answer five questions on the scenario.

The Driving Vehicle and Standards Agency say the updates will make the exam more accessible to people with reading difficulties such as dyslexia.

The video will also help those with learning disabilities and development conditions such as autism.

Candidates sitting their theory will be able to watch the video as many times as they like and it will not impact their score, as the pass rate still stands at 43 correct answers out of 50 questions.

The hazard perception test is also not set for any updates.

These changes are the latest to be introduced to for learners as other measures have also been introduced this year that has changed how learners get their licence.

The driving test will automatically be ended if a driver has made a serious or dangerous fault.

Under previous circumstances, examiners will allow a driver who has failed to finish a test as this offers time to practice for their next assessment.

But under new rules examiners will direct learner drivers back to the test centre to minimise the amount of time spent in a vehicle.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, students are also required to wear a facemask during lessons and the driving test, unless they are medically exempt.

They are being urged not to arrive more than five minutes early for their test as cars need to be thoroughly cleaned before the test can begin.