The follow is a press release from the RSA which may effect all learner drivers planning on sitting their driving test.
You may be aware that the RSA are in the process of testing and training staff on the new Electronic Data Capture (EDC) system, whereby the driver tester will use an electronic tablet to record performance, instead of the old paper based system. Once fully introduced the authority expects substantial improvements in the way it provides the service.
One significant change in the way information will be provided is the way the candidate receives their formal report form. In general Driver testers will continue to provide verbal feedback following completion of the test and will where appropriate also issue a new ‘driving test feedback form’ with guidance on areas that require further development. Candidates will receive their detailed test report form in whatever channel of communication they selected when they applied for their driving test (e-mail or letter post).
The driver testing section will be communicating further on this subject once they have completed the pilot/training sessions. In the meantime the finer details of the forms and indeed even the process itself may change – depending on the outcome of the roll out.
Once it is fully rolled out the Driver testing service will be updateing any further details of the new process.